If you ever wanted to do more pro bono work, but have a hard time finding the right types of cases for your qualifications and experience, then consider using the Pro Bono Matters website at FloridaProBonoMatters.org.
The website helps volunteer lawyers find online postings of new cases that need a volunteer, including cases available through Bay Area Legal Services. You can also use the website to find upcoming CLE events and training materials. The website provides great resources for pro bono attorneys and others working to assist low income or disadvantaged clients.
The Florida Bar Foundation has funded and overseen the development of the new pro bono website. The pro bono portal allows attorneys to find local pro bono cases that are best suited to their passions and interests. The twenty-eight legal aid and pro bono programs that receive Florida Bar Foundation funding are able to add cases directly from their case management software that is also funded by the Florida Bar Foundation.
Pro bono projects are available in a wide range of practice areas that might include family law, domestic violence injunctions, juvenile, criminal appeals, death penalty, housing, prisoners’ rights, immigration, asylum, community development, nonprofit law, consumer, elder law, health, litigation, employment, migrant / farmworkers, and wills / guardianships.
Join the Florida Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys Resource Center
You can sign up on the website to join the resource center for Florida Pro Bono Volunteer Attorneys. After you sign up, you will be cleared to enter the Volunteer Attorneys Resource Center. The center will send you a username and password so that you can log into the portal.
If you use the website and find it helpful, consider recruiting one additional lawyer to safeguard individual rights and livelihoods by finding a pro bono project through the website.
www.FloridaProBonoMatters.org – Learn more about this legal aid and volunteer resource center supported by The Florida Bar Foundation. Partners include the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.