Pro Bono Program
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The CBF’s Pro Bono Program promotes and supports a variety of pro bono activities in our community as a core part of the CBF’s overall strategy to increase access to justice. The CBF’s efforts in this area include:
- Helping, promoting and recognizing participation in pro bono work in our community.Examples of our work in this area include our
Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, our Pro Bono Support Program, the annual CBA/CBF Pro Bono Awards Luncheon and the annual CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week.
- Sustaining and improving the existing pro bono system by promoting best practices and providing technical and other support; facilitating communication and collaboration between stakeholders; and providing consistent financial support for pro bono programs.Examples include funding innovative and successful pro bono programs, the CBF Leadership Circles, and advocating for rules and policies that make the legal system more user friendly.
- Developing, supporting and funding innovative new pro bono projects.Examples of our work in this area include the CBF Legal Aid Academy, and the SSI/SSDI Overpayment Pro Bono Project.