Lawyers are needed to support pro bono services during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Office works with the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network to promote civil legal aid making use of the technologies at www.PALawHelp.org and www.PAProbono.net.
More than 6,000 legal aid matters flow through the PBA Pro Bono Office on an annual basis and the program is always looking for pro bono attorneys to volunteer to help the neediest among us.
Clean Slate Review Project
The Clean Slate Review Project is a pro bono partnership of Community Legal Services and the PBA Pro Bono Office. The Clean Slate Review Project provides information and advice to people seeking to seal past criminal records under the Clean Slate law. Attorney volunteers review the Pennsylvania criminal record of applicants under the program and advise them whether their record qualifies for sealing under the law and what steps need to be taken to start the sealing process. More information at https://MyCleanSlatePA.com. Volunteer With The Clean Slate Screening Project.
PBA Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program
Each year, the PBA Pro Bono Office answers calls for help from thousands of impoverished Pennsylvanians and from veterans in need. Under this program, volunteer attorneys handle cases in their areas of practice or expertise for Pennsylvania's military veterans, free of charge. The office relies on hundreds of volunteers to offer support to the neediest among us. More information about the program. Volunteer for Lawyers Saluting Veterans program
PA Bar Association Pro Bono Sign-Up
Each year, the PBA Pro Bono Office answers calls for help from thousands of impoverished Pennsylvanians and from veterans in need. Under this program, volunteer attorneys are asked to screen calls made to the PBA Pro Bono Hotline and use the resources at PAlawhelp.org and PAprobono.net to provide advice and direction to those callers. Lawyers are also asked, when possible, to provide direct legal aid services.
Lawyers who haven’t previously provided pro bono services through the PBA Pro Bono Office should complete this form.
Lawyers are also welcome to volunteer their services directly to the PBA Pro Bono Office by contacting David Trevaskis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-571-7414.