Selecting a Law Firm Committed to Pro Bono
Pro Bono Program

Evaluating a Law Firm's Commitment to Pro Bono

The best way to learn about a firm's commitment to pro bono is by talking with other attorneys at the firm — both partners and associates. While you may decide not to ask about pro bono during your on-grounds interview, you can find out more about the firm’s pro bono commitment in its on-grounds hospitality suite or during your call-back interview. Be sure to ask for a copy of the firm’s written pro bono policy.

1. How is the firm's pro bono program structured?

2. How does the firm encourage pro bono work?

3. Is the firm a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge?

4. Where does the firm rank in the Am Law 100 or Am Law 200 pro bono charts and has it been recognized by any legal services providers for its pro bono contributions?

5. What does the firm say about their pro bono program on their website or in their annual report?

6. Does the firm offer summer associates the option to split their summer?

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