If you or another attorney you know provided 50 hours or more of qualifying pro bono legal services in 2020, make sure to certify for the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society.
What pro bono services qualify? “Qualifying pro bono legal services” means the direct provision of legal services without fee or expectation of fee, or at a substantially reduced fee, to:
- persons of limited means;
- organizations in matters that primarily address the needs of persons of limited means; or
- other organizations to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties, or public rights so long as a substantial majority of such services benefit persons of limited means or organizations that serve persons of limited means.
The deadline for submitting certifications is February 28, 2021. Visit the Commission’s website to learn more about this opportunity and to submit your 2020 Pro Bono Honor Society certification. You can also submit a certification on behalf of another attorney.
If you are looking for additional pro bono opportunities, check out the State Bar of Wisconsin’s new searchable online Pro Bono Portal or sign up for Wisconsin Free Legal Answers, the online legal clinic.