What is Pro Bono? - Pro bono publico (often shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase meaning "for the good of the people." In the legal profession, the term "pro bono" refers to legal services performed free of charge for the public good. Unlike traditional volunteerism, pro bono services leverage the skills of legal professionals to help those who are unable to afford a lawyer.
Why Pro Bono? - Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those who are unable to pay. Under ABA Model Rule 6.1, a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year.
Who may post a Pro Bono case? - You may post a pro bono case if you genuinely can't afford a lawyer. There are no guarantees that a lawyer will apply to handle your case.