Pro Bono Service - Submitting Your Pro Bono Hours
The pro bono work that you anticipate performing must be performed in the workplace of an authorized pro bono partner or approved in advance by the Social Justice Advocacy Program (SJA), which is headed by Professors Adams, Piccard, and Scully. Non-legal pro bono hours must also be approved by SJA. If you hope to perform pro bono with a private firm, organization, or attorney, you must submit of a letter from the supervising attorney that (1) describes the case, (2) certifies that the attorney will not be compensated for the case, and (3) states that the attorney will be supervising your work directly and thoroughly. Submit that letter in advance of performing any work to email@example.com. You may not proceed with the assignment without authorization from SJA.
Once you are working with an approved pro bono provider (public sector or private sector), your supervising attorney must certify the nature of the work and the hours worked by completing the Pro Bono Service Documentation Form (PDF) and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The work must have been performed before the deadline for pro bono credit. The deadline is the last day of the semester before your last semester of law school. You may not normally earn any credit hours toward your pro bono requirement during your last semester of law school. Exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing to the Associate Dean of Student Engagement. If you have not received written approval for an exception from the Associate Dean of Student Engagement, your exception has not been approved and hours you have worked for pro bono credit may not count toward your pro bono requirement.