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

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The legal department at Microsoft and the Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO®) project of Pro Bono Institute are proud to announce the release of a Pro Bono Maturity Model for in-house pro bono programs.

More corporate legal departments are creating and implementing formal pro bono programs than ever before. The Pro Bono Maturity Model is designed to assist pro bono leaders at departments with robust pro bono programs who may wonder how to take their program to the next level. At the same time, this tool can help pro bono leaders at legal departments with fledgling programs to build a roadmap and goal-set for the future.
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October 30, 2023


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.