MBA Pro Bono Opportunities

Keeping with the spirit of a national and statewide charge to increase pro bono activity, the Massachusetts Bar Association urges members to expand their pro bono efforts to help those who need legal services the most.

For those of you looking for pro bono opportunities, refer to the MBA's online Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, which provides a list of companies in need of volunteers. Volunteers are also always needed for the MBA's Public and Community Services Department programs such as Serving our Veterans in the Law, Elder Law Education, Dial-A-Lawyer and Mock Trial.

MBA opportunities include:

Elder Law Education Program 

During May, in celebration of Law Day, many MBA members throughout the state volunteer to speak at their local senior center or council on aging on various elder-law subjects. Topics range from basic elder legal issues to more substantive areas. ELEP is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Click here for more elder law education information.

Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer 

On the first Wednesday of each month, attorneys volunteer at the MBA Boston headquarter by providing free basic legal information by phone to callers between the hours of 5:30-7:30 p.m. Questions cover a wide range of legal topics. Additionally, twice a year the program is offered specifically to the general public in Western Massachusetts. Click here for more Dial-A-Lawyer information.

Mock Trial 

Every year, members of the MBA serve as coaches and judges for the Mock Trial Program, while thousands of high school students across Massachusetts participate. Students prepare a hypothetical case and then test their skills as lawyers and witnesses in a simulated courtroom competition. Click here for more Mock Trial information.

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