MBA Commitment to Pro Bono
2016 MBA Pro Bono PledgeThe MBA's Pro Bono Pledge seeks to dramatically increase access to justice by asking attorneys to commit to taking at least one pro bono matter in 2016. In addition, law firms are asked to adopt a written pro bono policy and to encourage participation in the individual pledge. Both are asked to financially support legal service organizations of their choice. The MBA Pro Bono Pledge aims to mobilize lawyers' time and money to knock down the barriers that block access to the justice system for so many Oregonians.
By each of us giving a relatively small amount of our time, we can make a significant contribution to our community and make a difference in peoples' lives.
Click here to take the individual pledge and click here to take the firm pledge online today!
If you prefer, you can take the individual pledge and firm pledge using these printable forms.
ResourcesTo aid you in fulfilling your pledge, consult the following resources:
- Pro Bono Handbook: Browse Pro Bono opportunities in Multnomah County. Organizations and services in need of volunteer attorneys are sorted alphabetically or organized by substantive practice area. To view opportunities throughout Oregon, please visit the OSB Pro Bono website.
- Pro Bono Policy Toolkit: An online resource to help your firm create a written pro bono policy. Simply answer a series of questions outlining your firm's pro bono goals and requirements, and a customized, modifiable draft of your firm's policy will be created in minutes.
- PRO BONO OREGON Listserv: This listserv connects attorneys who wish to provide pro bono services with low-income legal service offices who need pro bono case assistance. The listserv is being expanded to include all counties served by Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Oregon Law Center offices. Visit OregonAdvocates.org to join.