Pro Bono Opportunities

The MSBA and its members help ensure fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money a person has. We connect members with opportunities for pro bono legal service and promote the value and importance of pro bono work, as expressed in Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Minnesota Office of Lawyer Registration will collect information from lawyers regarding their fulfillment of the aspirational goals for pro bono service in Rule 6.1. Learn More

Lawyers Step Up for Minnesota

Essential workers and first responders have been stepping up during the pandemic. It’s time for lawyers to do our part. Help low-income Minnesotans in one of three legal areas - family, housing and consumer law. Get matched with a legal aid organization that will provide training as needed.
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Provide access to justice for low-income Minnesotans with opportunities tailored to your availability and interest. This resource connects you to organizations needing volunteers and provides access to an extensive library of forms and practice materials, and an events calendar. Learn More

Minnesota Legal Advice Online

Make a limited commitment that is entirely online. The MLAO website allows low-income individuals to get brief advice from volunteer attorneys.
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Wills for Heroes

Assist police officers, firefighters and EMTs in preparing basic estate planning documents to protect themselves and their families. Training is available.
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Recognition and CLE Credit

North Star Lawyer

MSBA members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year receive recognition as North Star Lawyers.
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CLE Credits

A Lawyer may claim 1 hour of standard CLE credit for every 6 hours of pro bono legal representation that the lawyer provides. Contact the program you volunteer through, or the CLE Board for details.
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Katy Drahos

Access to Justice Director