If you are in need of legal aid, click here and fill out the PBA Pro Bono Program Legal Assistance Request Form you find there. You should also check out The search engine on the website is excellent. Enter the county where you are having the problem and list the area of law to locate resources to pursue.

If you are a pro bono volunteer, the entry below will outline how pro bono is done in this county and detail any organized pro bono program for you to work with here. You can also go to the main PBA pro bono site for lawyers, and check out and sign up on Check out the The Pro Bono Program Directory is a searchable database of organizations that are seeking the assistance of volunteer pro bono advocates. You can find an opportunity that meets your volunteer goal by using the guide's filters to find an opportunity in your locality and legal area of preference.

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Information is currently being updated.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Recognizes 433 Attorney Volunteers
Click here to view a list of individuals, each of whom generously provided pro bono assistance to one or more Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. clients between October 1997, when the organization opened its doors, and the end of January 2021.

Lackawanna Pro Bono 2020 Honor Roll
Click here to view a list of attorneys who, during the year 2020, accepted one or more pro bono cases from Lackawanna Pro bono and/or served clients through the Family Law Help Desk or the Elder Law Clinic.

Lackawanna Pro Bono annual Fundraising Gala, Nov. 5, 2020
The PBA Pro Bono Office was proud to continue its support of Lackawanna Pro Bono at the Nov. 5, 2020, annual Fundraising Gala. See page 43 of the program book.

December 2018 Lackawanna Pro Bono Awards Reception

Bruce Zero, Christopher Powell, Sylvia Hahn, Joseph Price, David Trevaskis, PBA Past President Frank O’Connor, Kevin Conaboy, Judy Price, Joshua Borer, Tom Cummings, Michael Ondill and Greg Germain

Elder Law Clinic: David Trevaskis, Sylvia Hahn, PBA Past President Frank O’Connor, Edward Monsk, Theresa Hinton, Kevin Conaboy, Brenda Colbert and Greg Germain

Lackawanna Pro Bono Honors at Fundraising Gala, Oct. 27, 2016
Susan S. Belin, the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania and lawyers Melinda C. Ghilardi and Sidney J. Prejean will be honored with the Attorney Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award during Lackawanna Pro Bono's eighth annual Fundraising Gala, to be held Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Shown below are Sylvia Hahn, executive director of Lackawanna Pro Bono; Mary Ann LaPorta, executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Munley; Belin; Ghilardi; and Prejean. Read the press release.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Family Law Help Desk , Oct. 28, 2015
A Family Law Help Desk, sponsored by Lackawanna Pro Bono, will be held on Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m., at the Family Court Administration Office in Scranton. This free event provides the opportunity for low income individuals who have family-law problems in Lackawanna County to meet briefly with a lawyer to discuss their legal problems. The lawyer will not represent these individuals but may offer important information about the matter. To qualify for the Family Law Help Desk, a person must have a household income of less than 125 percent of the poverty level and must not be currently represented by an attorney For more information, contact Lackawanna Pro Bono at 570-961-2714.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Honors Bishop, Women's Resource Center and Dr. Wright with Distinguished Service Award, Oct. 22, 2015
Lackawanna Pro Bono's seventh annual Fundraising Gala at the Scranton Cultural Center, Oct. 22, will be highlighted by the presentation of Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Awards to lawyer Richard Bishop, the Women's Resource Center and Robert Wright, M.D. Shown below, from left, are Joseph G. Price, vice president, Lackawanna Pro Bono; Robert Wright, M.D.; Peg Ruddy, executive director, Women's Resource Center; Richard Bishop; and Sylvia Hahn, executive director, Lackawanna Pro Bono. Read the press release.

Wills for Heroes Event, Oct. 3, 2015
The PBA Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting a Wills for Heroes event in Lackawanna County on Oct. 3 at the 911 Center, 30 Valley View Drive, Jessup, Pa. Get more information. If you have any questions about the program, contact Lee Ann Munley at



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