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.

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Who's Speaking?
Pamela A. Mann

Pamela A. Mann ~ Head of the Tax Exempt Organizations Group, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Speaking at Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2015 Practising Law Institute Jan. 29, 2015

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Running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny

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Cynthia J. Lange

Cynthia J. Lange ~ Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Speaking at Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual) Practising Law Institute Dec. 18 - 19, 2014

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At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments,

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