Support Pro Bono
Under the Pennsylvania's Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 6.1 (Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service), "A lawyer should render public interest legal service. A lawyer may discharge this responsibility by providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means."
The defining principle of our legal system is the promise of equal justice under law for all. Yet, despite this promise, there is a crisis of unmet legal needs among the indigent in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.
As officers of the court, lawyers are reminded of their responsibility to perform pro bono publico service by Rule 6.1. One way to help meet this ethical obligation is through the voluntary financial support of the PBA Pro Bono Office through the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF).
Your voluntary, tax-deductible contribution of $50 or whatever is feasible, whether more or less, can help. Contribute through the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. Funding supports the annual Pro Bono Awards, ongoing CLEs (many free for pro bono volunteers), clinics coordinated through the PBA Pro Bono Office and internships for students of all ages interested in public interest.
Volunteer by contacting PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis by email or phone at 717-571-7414, or visit PA Pro Bono Net to find a volunteer opportunity tailored to your abilities and schedule.
Lawyers who haven not previously provided pro bono services through the PBA Pro Bono Office should complete this form.
Thank you for your support!