Pennsylvania Bar Association Seeks Pro Bono Volunteers

Pennsylvania Bar Association logoLawyers are needed to support pro bono services during the current COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer attorneys are being recruited by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono office to meet this demand.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Office works with the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network to promote pro bono service and support civil legal aid, making use of the technologies at and

More than 6,000 legal aid matters flow through the PBA Pro Bono Office on an annual basis and the office is always looking for pro bono attorneys to volunteer to help the neediest among us. Special projects seeking volunteers include:

Clean Slate Review Project

The Clean Slate Review Project is a pro bono partnership of Community Legal Services and the PBA Pro Bono Office. The Clean Slate Review Project provides information and advice to people seeking to seal past criminal records under the Clean Slate law. Attorney volunteers review the Pennsylvania criminal record of applicants under the program and advise them whether their record qualifies for sealing under the law and what steps need to be taken to start the sealing process. More information at

Volunteer With The Clean Slate Screening Project.

PBA Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program

Under the Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program volunteer attorneys handle cases in their areas of practice or expertise for Pennsylvania's military veterans, free of charge. More information about the program. Volunteer for Lawyers Saluting Veterans program

PA Bar Association Pro Bono Hotline

Each year, the PBA Pro Bono Office answers calls for help from thousands of impoverished Pennsylvanians and from veterans in need. Under this program, volunteer attorneys are asked to screen calls made to the PBA Pro Bono Hotline and use the resources at and to provide advice and direction to those callers. Lawyers are also asked, when possible, to provide direct legal aid services.

Lawyers who haven’t previously provided pro bono services through the PBA Pro Bono Office should complete this form.

Lawyers are also welcome to volunteer their services directly to the PBA Pro Bono Office by contacting David Trevaskis at or 717-571-7414.

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