Pro Bono Month 2023

Pro Bono Month 2023

Sixteen years ago, the State Bar of Michigan designated October as Pro Bono Month. Today, the goal continues to promote pro bono events held during Pro Bono Month and to raise public awareness of the need for pro bono legal services throughout Michigan.

Many legal services organizations participate in October as Pro Bono Month by organizing legal clinics, pro bono attorney trainings, law school pro bono pledges, award ceremonies, and other events offering pro bono opportunities for attorneys wanting to help low-income Michigan individuals and families in need of legal assistance.

Attorneys: Looking to get involved with a pro bono event during Pro Bono Month? Check out SBM’s A Lawyer Helps "Legal Clinics & Events Calendar" for events planned during Pro Bono Month here. Events are frequently added to the calendar, so please check back often.

Donate to the ATJ Campaign: When you make a gift to the ATJ Campaign, 100% of your donation for statewide current operations will be distributed to support civil legal aid to the poor throughout Michigan. Donate online here.

Legal Services Providers: Are you planning Pro Bono Month events? Register your events with SBM and your events will be posted and promoted on SBM's A Lawyer Helps “Legal Clinics & Events Calendar.” Register your events here.

Questions: If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Robert Mathis, SBM's Justice Initiatives Counsel, at

Posted October 4, 2023