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


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. 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