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.

 

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Who's Speaking?
Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla

Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla ~ Litigation Supervisor, Center for Family Representation
Speaking at Children's Law Institute (18th Annual) Practising Law Institute Jul. 31, 2015

Why You Should Attend

Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, ...

Robert W. Murphy

Robert W. Murphy ~ Law Offices of Robert W. Murphy
Speaking at Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (Free) Practising Law Institute Jul. 24, 2015

Why You Should Attend

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer ...

 

Featured Seminar

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Apr. 7, 2015

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Why you should attend Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. At... Read More