Attorneys Asked to Document Their Pro Bono Work
Ohio attorneys registered for active, corporate, or emeritus status will be contacted in early January by the Ohio Supreme Court to voluntarily report their 2016 pro bono activities.
Each attorney will receive an email with a link to a website where pro bono information can be reported. The portal is open until March 31, 2017. All information submitted will be collected anonymously.
Attorneys are encouraged to begin collecting records of any pro bono work from 2016, including financial contributions to organizations that provide legal services to people of limited means.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation compiles the responses and uses the data to improve the delivery of civil legal services to low-income Ohioans. The information is shared with the Supreme Court, bar associations, and legal aid organizations across the state.
Participating attorneys in 2015 reported more than 76,000 hours of pro bono legal services valued at more than $10 million.