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. If you are an individual seeking free legal help, please visit lawhelpmn.org to be connected with legal referrals and resources. 

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




ProJusticeMN


Search for opportunities to provide access to justice for low-income Minnesotans. This resource connects you to organizations needing volunteers, provides access to an extensive library of forms and practice materials, and hosts a CLE calendar focused on issues facing pro bono clients. Learn More



MN Unbundled Project


Provide unbundled or limited scope representation to Minnesota residents in wide range of practice areas. Clients complete an online intake form and are matched with attorneys in their geographical and practice area. Attorneys provide services from advice to limited representation at a cost determined by the attorney, although low-fee options are encouraged. Learn more 



Minnesota Legal Advice Online


Make a limited commitment that is entirely online. Clients who qualify can post a question online and get legal advice from a volunteer lawyer. Lawyers choose which questions to answer and how many to answer. Work on your own, with a partner, or hold a group event to get through as many questions as you can. Learn More



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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Don't see what you're looking for or need some extra guidance finding the right pro bono opportunity? Fill out our pro bono interest form and MSBA staff will help you find what you need to make your contribution to the public good.

 

Katy Drahos

Access to Justice Director
kdrahos@mnbars.org
612-278-6330