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October is Pro Bono Month

Now more than ever, pro bono is more than just the right thing to do.

For the sixth year, the State Bar of Michigan has designated October as Pro Bono Month, joining the American Bar Association and many other states in selecting October as a time to highlight the need for and importance of pro bono civil legal assistance to low-income people. All across the country, lawyers will be taking part in events to educate the public and the legal profession about pro bono legal services.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Robert Mathis, SBM's Pro Bono Service Counsel, at (517)346-6412 or

2014 Pro Bono Month

Volunteer Online! Find out how you can obtain a referral for a pro bono case. Complete the online volunteer form or contact your local legal aid program.

Contribute Online! Make a financial donation through the Access to Justice Fund to support legal aid by visiting

Submit Your Event! Have your Pro Bono Month event added to our calendar.

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2014 Events During Pro Bono Season

Submit your event or See the full schedule


Governor Snyder Proclaims October 2014 as Pro Bono Month

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2014 as Pro-Bono Month.

Read the Entire Proclamation PDF


Law School Resources

    Cooley Law School offers pro bono programs to assist people or groups who cannot afford to pay. Each program provides law-related assistance and provides an opportunity for Cooley students to engage in legal work under the supervision of an attorney. [more] PDF

    University of Michigan Law School Voluntary Pro Bono Pledge PDF

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