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Law Firm Resources
BLUEPRINT for Constructing a Pro Bono Project in a Mid-Sized Law Firm -- A how-to manual that contains tips for mid-sized law firms in developing pro bono policies and projects (ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service)
Considerations for the Placement of Law Firm Attorneys into Pubic Interest Organizations (Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCO))
The ABC Manual: Starting and Operating a Business Law Pro Bono Project --This manual was designed to inspire and assist business lawyers to replicate the success of pro bono business entities highlighted in the manual in their own states or locales. The ABC Project ("A Business Commitment," a project of the ABA Section of Business Law Pro Bono Committee) makes resources easier to locate pro bono business entities by providing the Considerations for Placement.
In-House/Corporate Law Department Pro Bono
Corporate Counsel Pro Bono (ABA Website)
Aetna Law & Regulatory Affairs Policy on Pro Bono
Government Lawyer Resources
Pro Bono and the Public Lawyer (ABA Government and Public Lawyers Division)
Federal Government Resources
Department of Justice Policy Statement on Pro Bono Legal and Volunteer Services
National Labor Relations Board Statement on Pro Bono and Volunteer Services: For NLRBU Represented Employees
National Labor Relations Board Statement on Pro Bono and Volunteer Services: For Headquarters Employees Except NLRBU Represented Employees
TJAGC: Pro Bono Activities by Judge Advocates and Civilian Attorneys
U.S. Postal Service Law Department Policy Statement on Pro Bono Services
State Government Resources
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Public Services
Government of the District of Columbia Special Assistant Attorney General Program: Pro Bono Work
Maryland Attorney General's Pro Bono Representation Program
State of Alaska Pro Bono Policy
Local Government Resources
City of New York Law Department Pro Bono Legal Services and Bar Association Program
Hennepin County Public Defender's Office Pro Bono Policy
ABA Resolution 121A Supporting Pro Bono Services by Private and Public Sector Attorneys
Directory of Law School Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs
Law Firm Attorneys Displaced by the Economic Downturn: Best Practices and Guidance for Effective Pro Bono Engagement (The Pro Bono Institute at www.probonoinst.org)
How to Utilize Legal Assistants in Pro Bono Public Programs -- ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistants
Pro Bono Manager's Handbook is a compilation of important materials relating to the basics of pro bono program management, including recruiting, training, and quality control. This is an excellent resource for both new and experienced program managers (this is NOT a download document. Please email the Center for Pro Bono for more information and to order.)