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Thoughts on Better Practices for Pro Bono Legal Services for Clients of Legal Services Organizations

By Theodore O. Fillette III

Legal services organizations and their clients benefit from having robust pro bono programs. Legal services offices can get private-firm lawyers to volunteer by understanding and meeting their motivations for volunteering; offering volunteers the best clients and matters; and supporting volunteers with relevant materials, training, and mentoring. Marketing pro bono programs can be handled internally or with the help of local bar organizations or judges. Legal services organizations themselves are best suited to match particular clients with volunteers. pro bono programs should quickly resolve any complaints from either volunteers or their clients.

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