Building a pro-bono law network to help legal battles around the world
Connecting local volunteer services and causes with legal advice and aid can benefit entire communities. Teaming these invaluable skills and resources with the most in need can seem daunting, and even impossible to people on both sides of the law, but having a platform to help connect those in need and those willing to help could help change a communities outlook on the justice system.
iProbono is a free, global website that matches lawyers with charities and social businesses that need legal help. Many large law firms have very active pro bono programs: iProbono is revolutionary in that it not only aggregates this market, but it also allows students, sole practitioners, retired lawyers, those on sabbatical or maternity leave and lawyers from smaller firms, to also share their skills, matching them with a huge pool of social projects.