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News and Recent Additions

The 2021 Spring Pro Bono Workshop will be held on May 25 & 26.

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Pro Bono Honor Roll

Check out the 2020 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Applications for the 2021 Pro Bono Honor Roll are due May 17.

2021 Pro Bono Honor Roll Application (Firm/Corporation)

2021 Pro Bono Honor Roll Application (Individual)

NEW FOR 2021! (updated May 7, 2021)

Tiered Recognition Based on Total Pro Bono Service Hours

The SBM Board of Commissioners recently approved the addition of a new recognition list to supplement the current "A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll." The new list will recognize firms and corporations based on total pro bono service hours provided in a calendar year at one of four tiers.

  • Tier 1 = 6,000–7,999 Hours 
  • Tier 2 = 4,000–5,999 Hours
  • Tier 3 = 2,000–3,999 Hours
  • Tier 4 = 100–1,999 Hours


Legal Clinic Calendar

Attorneys volunteer to provide legal services to low-income clients. More Info

"A Lawyer Helps"

The Honor Roll is published each year recognizing pro bono service of 30+ hours provided in the preceding year. More Info


Attorneys support civil legal aid to the poor through financial contributions. More Info

Support the Access to Justice Fund to help improve access and fairness for all in the justice system. More Info

ATJ Recognition
Thanking and recognizing law firms, corporate legal departments, and individual lawyers who invest in civil legal aid to the poor in Michigan. More Info

Your ATJ Fund Gift Changes Lives
Stories demonstrating the meaningful difference civil legal aid makes in lives. More Info

Links of Interest

Law School Clinics in Michigan (Updated 08/28/2020)
ADR & Pro Bono Policy Memo

In Memoriam of Robert Treat

Pro bono legal services

The State Bar of Michigan mourns the loss of Robert (Bob) Treat.

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2020-2021 John W. Cummiskey Award Recipient

Pro bono legal services

Ms. Naasko is Pro Bono & Diversity Counsel at Dykema.

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Need Legal Help Obtaining a Patent?

Pro bono legal services

Pro Bono Patent Assistance is Available to Eligible Low-Income Inventors

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