A Lawyer Helps

All the Ways A Lawyer Helps

Pro Bono Initiative

Lawyers volunteer to provide free legal services to low-income families or nonprofit agencies who serve those in need. It is one way to fulfill the duties in the Pro Bono Standard. More Info

Access to Justice Fund

Lawyers make donations to the Access To Justice Fund to support civil legal aid for the poor. It is one way to meet obligations under the voluntary Pro Bono Standard. More Info

Volunteer Services

In addition to giving pro bono legal services to the poor and monetary donations for legal aid, many lawyers also give time to other community efforts. Share Your Story

Law Schools Promote Pro Bono Movement

Pro bono legal services

All five of Michigan's law schools emphasize the duty of attorneys to provide their skills and service to promote the public good and assist the poor.

Michael Stewart’s Innovative Approach

Pro bono legal services

Not only has IP and registered patent attorney Michael Stewart dedicated hundreds of hours of his time providing pro bono legal services to those in need, he has also rallied others to join the cause.

Calling All Pro Bono Volunteers

Pro bono legal services

For the eighth straight year, the State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Initiative (PBI), in conjunction with the ABA’s Pro Bono Week celebration, has designated October as Pro Bono Month.