Services

CONSULT

During the consultation phase, which is free of charge, we will discuss with the law firm what we can offer.

PLAN

For approximately three months, we will review the firm’s existing procedures, statistics, projects and specific areas of expertise. We will also review the firm’s existing pro bono policies and related documents needed for the pro bono program to move to the next phase. We will circulate a customized pro bono survey and speak with attorneys to discuss their desired areas of practice. Mindful of the firm's needs, interests and budget, we will make recommendations to the firm's leadership and pro bono team for how it can improve its pro bono program.

DEVELOP

We will work with individuals at the firm to grow or develop the firm’s pro bono program. Based on the firm’s needs and priorities, potential services could include:

  • Draft and/or revise existing pro bono guidelines, and other pro bono-related documents.

  • Work with a firm pro bono liaison to establish a strong and active Pro Bono Committee and oversee the committee meetings.

  • Establish risk management processes.

  • Set up pro bono tracking mechanisms.

  • Have office hours and/or go door-to-door to match current pro bono opportunities to firm lawyers.

  • Connect the firm with our vast network of legal service providers and establish one or more pro bono projects. 

  • Organize one or more pro bono training sessions.

  • Work with the firm’s marketing professionals to internally recognize pro bono successes and work with the firm’s PR team to externally promote your firm’s pro bono program.

  • Develop a pro bono awards program.

  • Work with the firm’s pro bono team to get associates appropriate pro bono matters needed to develop select skills.

  • Organize a pro bono lunch or fair.

  • Form a strategic pro bono partnership with a paying client.

  • Create a signature project for a practice group or office.