Pro Bono Initiative

Spring Pro Bono Workshop & Networking Meeting—Pro Bono: Harness the Power!

Sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan Access to Justice Initiative

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend St, Lansing
Register Today

This training is offered free of charge and lunch will be provided.

The primary focus will be to provide legal services providers with the tools to recruit pro bono attorneys and to successfully and efficiently manage a pro bono program. The Pro Bono Workshop Workgroup is currently developing this year’s agenda. When you register for the workshop, you will have an opportunity to suggest session topics for this year’s workshop. We welcome and encourage your suggestions.

For more information, contact Robert Mathis at or (517) 346-6412, (800) 968-1442 ext 6412.

First Responder Pro Bono—Emergency Opportunities to Help


Michigan Flood Disaster

Pro Bono attorneys are needed to help provide legal assistance to low-income flood victims in Midland, Isabella, Bay, and Gladwin counties.

Hurricane Harvey

Provide legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey, even if you are not licensed to practice in Texas due to temporarily expanded practice rules.  Michigan attorneys can help by donating to the Texas Bar Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.

Hurricane Irma

Michigan attorneys can help disaster victims by donating to the Florida Bar Foundation’s Hurricane Legal Aid Fund. To date, Florida has not expanded practice rules.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Several nonprofit legal services providers are holding DACA Renewal workshops.  For more information and available volunteer opportunities, contact the following organizations directly.  


Michigan Litigation Assistance Partnership Project (MI-LAPP) Request for Case Referral Information

John W. Cummiskey Award

Circle of Excellence

We hope you found the information and resources helpful. If you need pro bono (low or no cost) legal assistance, please e-mail or visit Michigan Legal Help for various legal aid programs and services.