Pro Bono & Scholarships

Did You Know?

  • PLI provides pro bono training for the access to justice community, reflecting its deep commitment to the public service work of the legal profession.

  • Since 2008, PLI has developed a curriculum of free programs in practice areas critical to the representation of low-income clients - including housing, family law, government benefits, immigration, veterans issues, and more - to train legal services attorneys and attorneys in private practice to take on pro bono representation.

  • PLI works in collaboration with hundreds of legal aid and pro bono entities to develop and deliver programs to meet their most pressing professional development needs.

Pro Bono Privileged Membership - Free Access to All PLI Programs

PLI offers free Pro Bono Privileged Membership for nonprofits, legal aid organizations, and other pro bono groups, which provides all staff and volunteers access to any PLI Live, Webcast or On-Demand program.

For more information and to apply for a Pro Bono Privileged Membership, contact Pro Bono Membership Services.

PLI Scholarships

If you do not qualify for a Pro Bono Privileged Membership, apply for a scholarship for any Live, Webcast or On-Demand program.

PLI has awarded over 100,000 scholarships to legal aid, nonprofit and government attorneys/staff, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, attorneys 65 or older, law students, unemployed attorneys and others with financial hardships. Click here to apply for a PLI scholarship.

Thank You!

Practising Law Institute thanks its Privileged Member Community (including law firm, corporate law department and individual customers) for their continuing support, which helps make our pro bono work possible.

ProBono logo  Follow PLI's Pro Bono Group on LinkedIn, and on Twitter @ProBonoPLI. To view our Pro Bono January - December 2015 catalog, click here.


See detailed information on:

TreatiseImmigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. Dec 5, 2014
TreatiseNew York Elder Law Samuel Sadin Brookdale Aging Dec 5, 2014
Course HandbookBasic Immigration Law 2015 Cyrus D Mehta Feb 27, 2015
Course HandbookConsumer Bankruptcy 2015 Feb 26, 2015
Course HandbookDiversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015 Lorraine S McGowen Feb 26, 2015
Course HandbookSocial Security Disability 2015 Jocelyne Martinez Feb 25, 2015
Who's Speaking?
Brenda Star Adams

Brenda Star Adams ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Speaking at Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2015 Practising Law Institute May. 12, 2015

Why You Should Attend

You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients ...

Maeve Elise Brown

Maeve Elise Brown ~ Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
Speaking at Making Sense of Mobilehomes - Homeowners' Rights 2015 Practising Law Institute May. 4, 2015


Featured Seminar

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Mar. 5, 2015

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Why You Should Attend This program will teach new attorneys and seasoned professionals effective writing techniques to assist pro bono clients with a variety of legal issues.  Learn the tools to draft concise complaints, declarations and briefs to help your pro bono clients assert their legal rights and win their cases!  What You Will Learn Drafting Effective Briefs Preparing Witness Declarations Crafting Complaints ... Read More

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