MBA Commitment to Pro Bono
2013 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 2013. 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. Our hope is to use a one-two punch - time and money - to break down the barriers that block so many Oregonians from access to justice.
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.
- ProBonoOregon Listserv: ProBonoOregon Listserv allows attorneys to select pro bono cases online from a list emailed weekly. Send an email to join now!