supporting, enhancing, and transforming the pro bono efforts of major law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world

Transforming Pro Bono

Featured Work


Law Firm Pro Bono Surpasses 100 Million-Hour Milestone

The Law Firm Pro Bono Project® initiative of PBI has released its 2024 report on the 2023 Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® data. In 2023, 120 participating firms performed a total of 5,076,659 hours of pro bono work, a 2.5 percent increase from 2022. This significant contribution places Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge signatories past a significant milestone since the Challenge began in 1995 – accumulating over 100 million hours of pro bono service over the life of the Challenge.

View the full report, including the executive summary, data analysis, and reflections.

June 13, 2024


Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast

In partnership with The Bronx Defenders, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton attorneys have been supporting the launch of New York State’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licensing program. The first of its kind, this program prioritizes licensing individuals affected by the past criminalization of marijuana use.

We spoke with Cleary Gottlieb Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Katherine Hughes, for this Signatory Showcase podcast. Listen to Hughes speak about creating a successful program in New York that could serve as a blueprint for other states when looking towards cannabis legalization from a social equity and social justice perspective. 

April 25, 2024


Examining the Use of AI to Enhance Pro Bono

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been championed for its potential to enhance pro bono legal services and help close the justice gap. In March, the Pro Bono Institute (PBI) hosted programming on AI + Pro Bono, bringing together pro bono leaders from law firms, in-house legal departments, and public interest organizations to explore the use of AI in legal practice and identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies for pro bono and access to justice. Learn more about this initiative and its impact.

May 14, 2024

Impacting Access to Justice

PBI is a catalyst, administering projects that support, guide, and inspire legal institutions to enhance access to justice. PBI selects and operates projects that, working in concert, promote synergies and inform and strengthen each other.