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Pro Bono Development provides access to an extensive library of forms and practice materials, news items, an events calendar, a directory of pro bono and legal service providers and postings of new pro bono opportunities. Membership to the website is free for pro bono lawyers, legal services staff and law students. If you are interested in learning more about how you can assist pro bono clients, please contact the MSBA’s Pro Bono Development Director.

Northstar Lawyers

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. This year, over 970 members will be certified as North Star Lawyers, and receive public recognition through the state media. 

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The Real Faces of Pro Bono

Excerpts from the October 2012 Pro Bono CLE, part of Pro Bono Week 2012, sponsored by the MSBA and hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis, MN. Opening remarks by Robert Enger (MSBA President 2012-13), Chief Justice Lorie Gildea (Minnesota Supreme Court) and Steven Marchese (MSBA Pro Bono Development Director). Four clients speak about the impact pro bono representation had on their lives and why attorneys need to be committed to helping low income clients.


Pro Bono Development Director
(612) 278-6308