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

This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and regardless
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


Featured Seminar

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

Apr. 25, 2014

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.... Read More

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