Learn about incorporating pro bono into your practice
Adapting pro bono service to law firm economics
- Choose how you want to structure your participation.
- Watch your calendar; don't get over-extended. But do find time for pro bono service.
- Choose a program that will prescreen for you and provide you supports.
- Choose a pro bono opportunity that affords you primary or secondary professional liability insurance coverage.
- Identify your time constraints, your current level of expertise and whether you are interested in litigation vs. non-litigation matters.
- Consider advice/brief services clinics, one-on-one client service, non-client contributions.
- Co-counsel on a pro bono case with an experienced attorney.
- Serve on a pro bono committee for your local bar association.
- Introduce your secretary to the local pro bono program contact.
Take advantage of the State Bar of Georgia Law Practice Management Department
The Law Practice Management Program is a member service for Georgia lawyers and their employees. Whether you need advice on new computers or copiers, personnel issues, compensation, workflow, file organization, tickler systems, library materials or software, Law Practice Management has the resources and training to assist you.
A brief presentation on pro bono as a law practice management issue:
New lawyers can learn about pro bono in a supportive setting:
If you are a new lawyer, the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division is a great place to find support and practice help.