In Dauphin County, PRO-BONO MATTERS
October is Pro Bono Month: Everyone – Every Dauphin County Bar Association member is to participate in pro bono. Everyone means everyone.
Pro Bono Pardon Coaches Needed Nov. 17 from noon to 3 p.m.: For decades, Pennsylvania has been ranked near the top of states having (pro rata) the most people in prison or on probation or parole. Thanks to technology, almost every employer checks on-line criminal records as part of the application process.
Election Protection - National Remote Voter Hotline – 1,200 Remote Captains Needed!: We need 1,200 lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and law students to remotely serve as Volunteer Captains for the Election Protection’s national voter hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE).
Remotely Help Parents Wade Through Custody Forms & Plan a Strategy: If you are able, we encourage you to sign up for our new-and-improved Zoom Custody Clinics. We now offer 3 Clinics per month and would LOVE your help.
Got Interns?: DCBA members often are the source of some of our best Pro Bono Interns. For example, this spring Jim DeAngelo recommended Winifred Gunther, junior at UC Berkeley on the pre-law track double majoring in Legal Studies and Theater Performance with a minor in Human Rights. Winnie did a fabulous job with us. Although Winnie is back at Berkeley, she continues to volunteer remotely.
Pro-Bono Recognition: The participants here provided pro bono service during the months of August and September by accepting new clients, making a financial contribution to MidPenn Legal Services, participating in one of our pro bono programs, or conducting one of our family law clinics.