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Pennsylvania Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

According to Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, a lawyer should render public interest legal service by providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations.

Pennsylvania Pro Bono Summary: The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF), the charitable affiliate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, improves the public's understanding of the law and its appreciation of democracy and strives to ensure that citizens, particularly Pennsylvania's most vulnerable, have full access to the legal system. PBF encourages bar members to donate their time, talent and expertise in service to the public. The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), Inc. helps to make possible the delivery of free legal services to low-income Pennsylvanians. PLAN provides strategic leadership and coordination for ten independent, regional legal aid programs and six specialized legal resource programs that together comprise the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Specialty Programs are:

Pro Bono Contacts:

David Keller Trevaskis
PBA Pro Bono Coordinator
Pennsylvania Bar Association,
100 South Street, Harrisburg,
PA 17101

Samuel W. Milkes, Esq.
Executive Director
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
The Louise Brookins Building
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Toll Free: 800-322-7572
Telephone: 717-236-9486 (Ext 208)

Pro Bono Awards:

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s Louis J. Goffman Awards program seeks to recognize and honor an individual and an organization whose commitments to pro bono have enhanced the delivery of legal services to Pennsylvania’s poor or disadvantaged, making a critical difference in the lives of those in need of legal representation.

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