Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization that works in close partnership with nonprofit legal organizations across the United States and Canada to increase access to justice for the millions of poor people who face legal problems every year without help from a lawyer, by supporting the innovative and effective use of technology by the nonprofit legal sector, increasing participation by volunteers, and facilitating collaborations among nonprofit legal organizations and advocates working on similar issues or in the same region. Probono.net is a national, online resource for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, law professors and students, and related social services advocates. The site promotes collaboration and makes it easier for pro bono attorneys to get involved, saving them time and connecting them with opportunities, training events, mentors, and searchable libraries of practice resources they won't find anywhere else. Probono.net sites include topical "practice areas" built and maintained by public interest legal organizations and law firms throughout the country.
The national asylum practice area (www.probono.net/asylum) is hosted by The Advocates for Human Rights, Human Rights First, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. The site provides pro bono attorneys handling asylum cases access to an extensive library of caselaw, practice resources, sample submissions and other support materials posted by leading experts in the field of asylum law.
National Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, Calendar and News
The national probono.net site (www.probono.net) includes a National Pro Bono Opportunities Guide (www.probono.net/oppsguide), which provides a comprehensive directory of pro bono opportunities in the U.S. that can be sorted by geographic region as well as by substantive area of law. The national page also includes a calendar of trainings and events happening across the country (www.probono.net/calendar) and up-to-date news about pro bono service (www.probono.net/news).
Other National and Regional Sites
In addition to the Asylum practice area, probono.net also many other national practice areas including Domestic Violence, the Holocaust Survivors Justice Network, Military Pro Bono, and Prisoner's Rights. Probono.net also has 27 regional sites in 21 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, which provide members with information about local pro bono opportunities, trainings and events and news. Many regional sites also host local practice areas built and maintained by public interest legal organizations to support the legal service and pro bono communities state-wide and at a local level.