NLADA: Engaging Solo and Small Firm Practitioners to Serve Geographically Remote Areas
1. Be Available. And Reach Out to New lawyers. Ex: Pro Bono FAQ; Weaving Pro Bono into Your Work
2. Learn the Lawyer/Client Demographics. Ex: Mapping Project
Distribution of GLSP PAI closed cases 2002 to active bar members 2003; and
Ratio of GLSP closed cases 2002 to 125% of poverty population 2000 with travel distances - Southeast Georgia
3. Bridge the Distance-- Ex: Webcasting allows volunteers to receive training directly from their office desktop PC. Ex: Sample Webcast Training for Volunteers: Protective Orders; LIVEHELP-- "Onstar for Pro Bono"
4. Encourage local judges to assist you in engaging lawyers. Ex: NEW! Chief Justice Sears' Message to Judges about Pro Bono
5. Recognize lawyers on the local level. Ex: The Georgia Legal Services Program Honors Augusta-area Pro Bono Lawyers and Donors
6. Develop Local Bar Clinic Models
Hospice Pro Bono
7. Offer Pro Bono Opportunities Online--but, always engage the potential volunteer using the communication method the lawyer prefers (e-mail/fax/phone). Offer a menu of opportunities. Ex. http://www.georgiaadvocates.org/gojc/newcases/
8. Offer Incentives and Awards: CLE Vouchers, Professional Liability Insurance
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA PRO BONO AWARDS PRESENTED
9. Gauge Interest and Ask Lawyers about Pro Bono Issues
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The Pro Bono Project is funded by the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Bar Foundation, and Georgia Legal Services Program- a Legal Services Corporation grantee.
2007 Lawyer Demographics in Georgia
Local Bar Association Engagement Letter
Outcomes Measurement for State Support of Pro Bono
Pro Bono Primer
Sample Volunteer Pledge Form