Last night marked the annual Boston University School of Law Pro Bono Program Kick-Off. If you would like to find out more about pro bono work, consider checking out some of these resources:
-Building Your Practice with Pro Bono For Lawyers – Law Library Annex, KF336 .M55 2012
This book discusses both national and international pro bono work. It is organized by topic, such as working with children or aiding in foreclosures, and includes sample forms.
-Thorns and Roses: Lawyers Tell Their Pro Bono Stories – Law Library Annex, KF336 .S36 2010
In this book, Deborah A. Schmedemann has collected a series of narratives from lawyers who have had pro bono experiences. Schmedemann concludes each chapter with some “questions to consider.”
-Directory of Pro Bono Programs – http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/probono/directory.html
Created by ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service and the Center for Pro Bono, this website enables individuals to find pro bono programs by state.
Massachusetts Specific Sources:
-The Statewide Pro Bono Opportunities Guide – Pappas Law Library, KFM2484.5.P6 S73
Created by the Massachusetts Bar Association.
-MassProBono – http://massprobono.org/
A website that helps attorneys, paralegals, and law school students find pro bono opportunities in Massachusetts.
-Pro Bono Opportunities Guide – http://www.massbar.org/for-attorneys/volunteer-opportunities/pro-bono-opportunities/pro-bono-opportunities-guide
Compiled by the Massachusetts Bar Association, this website includes a list of agencies that are seeking pro bono assistance.