Links of Interest
This web site contains the AALS Commission on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities report entitled Learning to Serve as well as information on law school pro bono programs.
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is the national source of information, resources and assistance to support, facilitate and expand the delivery of pro bono assistance.
The ABA Directory of Law School Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs provides current information on law school public interest and pro bono programs and curricula.
Equal Justice Works, formerly known as the National Association for Public Interest Law or NAPIL, is a national organization focused exclusively on providing opportunities for law students to pursue careers in public interest law. EJW hosts a public interest career fair each fall which brings together public interest employers from around the country. EJW also sponsors summer and post-graduate fellowship opportunities for law students.
The Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program (KyVLP) is the state's first pro bono development project initiated to increase, strengthen and expand pro bono efforts on a statewide basis. The program is designed to address the growing need for legal aid assistance for low-income citizens by encouraging attorneys to donate 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year.
The Legal Services Corporation was created by the U.S. Congress to promote equal access to justice and to provide high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The LSC website was designed to inform about LSC's work and the services available; increase the efficiency and client services within grantee programs; and establish an interactive exchange among Corporation staff, grantees, clients, and potential clients.
NLADA is the nation's leading advocate for front-line attorneys and other equal justice professionals - those who make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities. Representing legal aid and defender programs, as well as individual advocates, NLADA is proud to be the oldest and largest national, nonprofit membership association devoting 100 percent of its resources to serving the broad equal justice community.
The Pro Bono Institutes is a small non-profit organization housed at the Georgetown University Law Center that provides research, consultative services, analysis and assessment, publications, and training to a broad range of legal audiences. The Pro Bono Institute is mandated to explore and identify new approaches to - and resources for - the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. The website provides resources for pro bono and legal services attorneys and others working to assist low income or disadvantaged clients.
Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) is the trial lawyers' public interest law firm, which is involved in a broad range of high-impact litigation. Supported by more than 3,500 trial lawyers and public interest advocates throughout the world, their cutting-edge litigation has made new law and won justice for thousands.
PSJD is a network of over 190 law schools and more than 11,000 law-related public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Through its online database, PSJD provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest organizations and opportunities for lawyers and law students. Chase students may register as job seekers by creating an account and choosing Chase as the participating school. The PSJD summer funding resource page is updated each year and made available on the website.
The goal of this web site is to help law professors, program directors, pro bono directors, public interest directors, law student groups, and law students conduct a successful Street Law program. Street Law is a nationally recognized educational outreach program in which law student instructors teach a practical law course to youth and community members.