Pro Bono & Scholarships

Practising Law Institute's pro bono activities reflect its deep commitment to the public service work of the legal profession. In 2013, PLI awarded over 42,000 scholarships.

PLI would be pleased to discuss with legal services and legal aid organizations, public interest groups, law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and foundations, ways in which PLI's programs and services may be used to further the pro bono work of lawyers and related professionals.

PLI Scholarships

Full scholarships to attend PLI programs are available to pro bono attorneys, judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, and attorneys 65 or older, law students, librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, unemployed attorneys and others with financial hardships. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the Live Seminar, Webcast, or On-Demand Web Programs you wish to attend. Students must also submit a copy of their student ID card.

Please download the scholarship application form (pdf): icon pdf  Scholarship Application  

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Who's Speaking?
Martha J. Mullen

Martha J. Mullen ~ Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Speaking at Municipal Law Institute (14th Annual) Practising Law Institute Jul. 28, 2014

Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!
Nanette Schrandt

Nanette Schrandt ~ Director, Juvenile Services Unit, The Legal Aid Society
Speaking at Children's Law Institute (17th Annual) Practising Law Institute Jul. 11, 2014

Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy


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How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2014 (Free)

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Practising Law Institute - New York, NY

Pro bono representation is a vital component to ensuring access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. In addition, New York State now requires that attorneys registering or reregistering in New York report the number of pro bono hours voluntarily spent providing legal services free of charge to poor and underserved clients. Attend this helpful program to learn best practices for successfully representing your pro bono client and managing your pr... Read More

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