Join your fellow MSBA members in providing 50 hours of pro bono service annually
The Minnesota State Bar Association is proud to recognize members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year as North Star Lawyers.
Lawyers who serve the poor without charge should be celebrated. By generously donating their time and talent, they change lives. They help people who otherwise could not afford counsel achieve justice. The Minnesota State Bar Association is tremendously proud of our members who render free legal services to low-income persons.
Starting in 2013 (for hours volunteered in 2012), the MSBA will give special recognition to members who provide 50 hours or more of legal services in a calendar year to low income people at no fee and without expectation of fee.
Members who report such voluntary service will be recognized as a North Star Lawyer, and included on the annual roster published in Bench & Bar. They also will receive a certificate suitable for framing and will also be invited to a gala event honoring all the North Star Lawyers.
Eligibility Rules and Certification Form Available in Two Formats:
View and Submit Online | Print Out and Mail Form
New to pro bono? Wondering where to start? Find information onorganizations needing volunteers here. Join ProJusticeMN.org, Minnesota's primary resource for pro bono lawyers. View a list of cases in need of a volunteer, and sign up to receive email alerts when there is a new case that fits your geographic and substantive preferences.
Get CLE credit for your pro bono service. Contact the program you volunteer through, or the CLE Board, for details.