The newest article on the InternationalProBono.com website will show you how the Roger Williams University School of Law, in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, has matched community organizations with local practitioners and law students to provide free legal assistance to thousands of low-income individuals and families. Its innovative program, the Pro Bono Collaborative, seeks to identify local needs which attorneys with various interests and various amounts of time can successfully address.
The article discusses how to identify legal needs in your community, pitch projects to law firms, incorporate law students, launch projects, maintain project momentum, and evaluate and close projects.
Your comments on the article are most welcome below and will make a valuable dialog.
Robin Wright Westbrook
IBA Pro bono and Access to Justice Committee