The Partners in Pro Bono Program pairs experienced attorneys (must be barred 5 or more years) with Boyd law students to work together on a pro bono case.
Participating attorneys who accept pro bono cases through this program will have the benefit of being assisted by a Boyd student who can perform a number of tasks, including client counseling and negotiation, legal research, drafting pleadings and more. This is a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and help a student sharpen their skills, apply legal theory learned in the classroom to real life client cases, work through strategic decisions and (often times) master a case from start to finish. Students may also have the ability to litigate in Court.
Click here to see available cases that are featured on our website so you can let us know your case preference. We will then match you with a law student interested in the same case or practice area.
Case types include:
- Family Law (divorce/custody, guardianship and adoption)
- General Civil/Consumer fraud
*CAP cases are not available in this program
- You can now earn CLE credits for pro bono work!
The Partner’s in Pro Bono Program kicks off with a fall orientation annually. At the orientation, attorney mentors will have an opportunity to meet with their assigned student mentee and receive their case assignment. In addition, the orientation will provide an opportunity to discuss program goals and expectations along with some essential tips for working with pro bono clients.
For more information about the program or to register, please email the Pro Bono Project or call 702-386-1422. Please indicate the area of law in which you can take a new pro bono case.