Create a Pro Bono Project

This page is for Individual Attorneys and Host Sites who would like to submit a pro bono project proposal to the UW Law School Pro Bono Program in order to find volunteer law students.

Definitions

Individual Attorney - An attorney who does not belong to an organization or firm that wants law student volunteers and you are requesting volunteers to only work with you.

Host Site - An organization or firm wants law student volunteers to work for the organization or as a whole but with a specific project supervisor.

Guidelines for Qualifying Projects

  1. Law-related: Students must perform pro bono work that is related to the law.
  2. Uncompensated: Students may not receive any compensation, including stipends, or academic credit. Attorneys and Host sites cannot receive compensation; unless they are Public Defender or not-for-profit legal service organizations or cases.
  3. Supervision/Training: Students must be supervised and trained by an attorney, law school faculty or staff member, or other licensed professional.
  4. Eligible Clients: The pro bono work must serve: A) People of limited financial means, or B) Charitable or not-for-profit organization in matter which are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited financial means.

Required Information

The following information is required on all applications:

  • Contact information for the attorney supervisor and host site, if applicable 
  • A detailed description of the project, including how and when students are expected to participate 
  • Student volunteer requirements 
  • How students will apply

Project Approval Process

Once we receive your completed application, we will review it and respond within two weeks. If this is an urgent project, please let us know when you submit your application and we will try to review it sooner. This project will be made available to students once it has been approved.

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Please read the instructions on the Attorney & Host Site Form carefully.


If you have any questions, please contact us at probonoprogram@law.wisc.edu.

Attorney & Host Site Application Form

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