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2004-2006 Criminal Justice Advocacy and Support Directory

Christian Legal Aid Program

Corporate Pro Bono

Disability Under the Social Security Act

Ethics of Pro Bono Traveling Roadshow

Friends of Farmworkers

Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Hot Topics in the Law

Juvenile Law Center

Legal Representation for Detained Asylum Seekers

Litigation Assistance Partnership Project

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Neighoborhood Legal Services Association

PA probono.net


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PBA Model Pro Bono Plan

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PBA YLD/PBF Pro Bono Grant Project

Philadelphia Law Works

Philadelphia SeniorLAW Center
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Sample Representation Agreements

Lawyer Volunteers Supported ‘Get Help Now, Pennsylvania’ Program for Those in Economic Need (posted 2009)
Nearly 1,000 volunteer lawyers across the commonwealth participated in this past summer’s "Get Help Now, Pennsylvania" program. The program was part of the nationwide service project initiated by the White House and lunched in Pennsylvania at the request of Gov. Ed Rendell and First Lady Marjorie O. Rendell to assist those impacted by the economic downturn. During the "Get Help Now, Pennsylvania" program from July 7 through Sept. 11, volunteer lawyers, as well as financial experts, were available to provide helpful information at locations across the commonwealth every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plans are underway to honor volunteers and to find a way to continue the program.

Pennsylvania Pro Bono Opportunities Guide (posted 2007)
Are you a Pennsylvania lawyer looking for a chance to volunteer your services? Now you can just click your way to pro bono service! The Pennsylvania Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, a partnership of the Pro Bono Office of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, is the one resource for any lawyer seeking to get involved in helping the neediest among us access justice. The guide may be found on the PAprobono.net Web site at http://www.paprobono.net/index.cfm. Just click on the Pro Bono Opportunities Guide link. The guide is part of the National Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, which was launched at the Equal Justice Conference in March 2007. The national guide is now on the ABA Web site in the Pro Bono Center and on the national probono.net site.

American College of Bankruptcy Offers Pro Bono Grants (posted 2007)
The American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, through the college's Pro Bono Committee, provides grants to nonprofit groups that assist low income people in bankruptcy matters. Grants are considered and granted year-round. For examples of grants and a grant application, visit the college's Web site, www.amercol.org.

National Center for State Courts Best-Practices Report (posted 2007)
The National Center for State Courts has issued the 2006 edition of “Best Practices in Court-Based Self Help Programs for the Self Represented: Concepts, Attributes and Issues for Exploration.” Click here for the report. The best practices listed in the report are the product of input from many working groups and participants in the Self Represented Litigation Network. The network welcomes ongoing feedback. Feedback can be directed to Richard Zorza, network coordinator, at richard@zorza.net

Click here for remarks given by former PBA President and General Counsel of the Commonwealth Leslie Anne Miller during the Pennsylvania Legal Services Excellence Awards Dinner on March 8, 2005. (Posted 5/1/05)

Click here for a report from Irv Ackelsberg of Community Legal Services in Philadelphia regarding the release of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking's report on foreclosures in the commonwealth. (Posted 5/1/05)

Innovative Fundraising Ideas for Legal Services - 2004 Edition
Click here for the online version of this comprehensive manual produced by the Project to Expand Resources for Legal Services (PERLS) of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. It provides information on 30 initiatives for developing funding to support the delivery of civil legal services to the poor. It offers a user-friendly overview of each fundraising strategy, examples of successful implementation and the names of individuals who can be contacted to further discuss each initiative described. The manual is available in two versions - this is the free downloadable version. If you prefer a spiral bound printed version, you can click here to order it from the ABA Web Store for $25.00. (Posted 5/1/05)

Click here for research and a memo done by Katherine Hayes, a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, at the request of the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. July 25, 2005