FLS’s www.floridaprobono.org comes online July 1
Thinking of doing some pro bono work, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Florida Legal Services has launched a comprehensive pro bono Web site to provide all the answers.
The site is billed as a pro bono resource center to help guide volunteer attorneys so they can help in representing individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations in need of legal assistance, said FLS’s Barbara O’Stean.
“We are really excited about this,” said O’Stean, adding that www.florida probono.org came online July 1.
The site includes pro bono opportunities, contact information for all the local pro bono coordinators, detailed information about the pro bono rules, an online pro bono library, answers to the most-asked pro bono plan questions, and links to other pro bono resources.
“We are also working with the local pro bono coordinators to get local projects and clinic information,” O’Stean said, noting individual cases are available from the “pro bono cases” link on the left toolbar. “Everything that you ever would want to know about pro bono, it is our goal to put it on that Web site.”
O’Stean also reminds lawyers that if they do pro bono through an organized program in Florida, “you can get malpractice insurance through the program and the coordinator will help them along the way with any kind of assistance they might need.”