What is Pro Bono?

Pro bono publico means “for the public good.”

 Pro bono legal services generally means providing free legal services directly to persons of limited means, or to nonprofit organizations in matters designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means.  Legal work with one of the LACBA Legal Services Projects, or that has been screened and referred by a qualified legal services provider, qualifies as pro bono.

Click here to read LACBA’s Pro Bono Policy, which includes a detailed definition of pro bono and encourages and supports all lawyers in providing a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year.

LACBA also encourages lawyers, law firms and corporate law departments to contribute financial support to LACBA Counsel for Justice. Click here to donate.