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 PLI Programs

PLI offers free Pro Bono Privileged Membership to nonprofit IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations, legal aid organizations, and other pro bono groups, which provides staff and volunteers with access to PLI Live, Webcast or On-Demand programs.

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, lawyers, 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.

 

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Who's Speaking?
Professor Bruce A. Green

Professor Bruce A. Green ~ Director and Louis Stein Professor, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law
Speaking at Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015 Practising Law Institute Dec. 11, 2015

Why you should attend

Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!
Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin

Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin ~ New York State Unified Court System (Ret.), Chair, New York State Judicial Committee in Women in the Courts, Senior Counsel, Allston & Bird LLP
Speaking at Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses Practising Law Institute Dec. 11, 2015

Why You Should Attend

An expert faculty of judges and practitioners will address the complex legal issues that arise ...

 

Featured Seminar

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

Sep. 15, 2015

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy la... Read More