To assist in your planning, the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Celebration Task Force has developed a packet of materials. This packet has how-to information and sample materials to support a variety of fun, educational and beneficial activities. Please contact the VLP to get your packet today! The list below will help you get started.
We encourage you to speak to local civic groups about the importance of access to justice. We can supply you with a list of talking points and a handout:
- Media Items
- MCLE Materials
The Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Celebration Task Force is providing materials that can be used by local bar associations and other organizations to present a one hour ethics CLE program. These materials were prepared by Professor Jeffrey R. Baker, Director of Clinical Program, Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama.
Before using the “Professional Responsibility for Pro Bono Practice” CLE Materials please read and follow the instructions below:
- Although the materials have been approved for MCLE credit, in order for your organization to receive MCLE credit for an event you must contact Linda L. Lund, Director Volunteer Lawyers Program, at email@example.com.
- All those in attendance must sign in. A list of those in attendance must be submitted to the MCLE Department of the Alabama State Bar. The list of attendees should be legible and include the Alabama State Bar number for those in attendance. (A suggested sign-in sheet is included in the MCLE materials.)
- During the presentation each person in attendance must be given the opportunity to complete an evaluation form. (A suggested evaluation form is included in the MCLE materials.)
Pro Bono Legal Ethics (Power Point)
Professional Responsibility for Pro Bono Practice (Power Point)
Professional Responsibility for Pro Bono Practice Notes
Please contact Lind Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of the Deter Detect Defend Avoid ID Theft brochure. The packet contains a CD, DVD and informational material on planning and hosting an Identity Theft Community Education Program. This packet was prepared and supplied by the FTC.
Clinics provide excellent opportunities for pro bono attorneys to meet one-on-one with low-income individuals in the community. Typically volunteers provide advice and consultation, direct representation and/or education/outreach services. Clinics can be general in nature or targeted to a particular legal need or client group.
The National Celebration of Pro Bono features diverse strategies to effectively engage volunteers with clients in a clinical setting. Below are materials for two types of clinics held in Alabama during the celebration. These materials include a planning timeline to get you started sample flyers and news releases to publicize your event and materials to record and track the services you provided. Additional examples can be found on the National Pro Bono Celebration website.
Counsel and Advice Clinic Materials:
Clinic Intake Form
Attorney Clinic Notes Form
Case Referral Information
Wills for Heroes Clinic Materials:
Clinic Sign-in Sheet
Clinic Registration Sheet
Clinic Setup Form
Sample Letter to the Police/Fire Chief
Wills for Heroes Attorney Brochure
Clinic Coordinator Instructions
Click here to view the social media toolkit, complete with downloadable images for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- 2019 Pro Bono Impact Videos
Each weekend during Pro Bono Month, we featured an Alabama lawyer who donates time to provide free legal aid through one of Alabama’s Volunteer Lawyers Programs. We hoped their video messages inspired and connected others to the essential work of providing legal assistance to those living on the social margins.
- Recruitment Activities
Click here to view a list of Recruitment Activity ideas!
- Pro Bono Pledge
Click here to take the Pro Bono Pledge.
- Signature Graphic
Download the Pro Bono Month Signature Graphic and add it to your own email signature to spread the word about Pro Bono Month!