"Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay" - The American Bar Association

October is Pro Bono Month!

Please join the BBA this month as we celebrate with Pro Bono workshops and trainings that connect members with opportunities to give back to the community, ensuring that everyone has equal access to justice and legal assistance. Join us this month, and throughout the entire year, and find out how you can make a difference in someone’s life.

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Pro Bono Month Events:

Oct 2

Public Charge Attorney Training

Join us for an in-depth training on the new Public Charge regulation, which is currently set to take effect on October 15, 2019.


Oct 10

Pro Bono Training: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Basics

This program will cover all aspects of representing a low-income consumer debtor in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, and will qualify participants to take on chapter 7 cases pro bono through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.


Oct 15

Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House

This event, sponsored by the Boston Bar Association and Suffolk University Law School, is open to law students and attorneys of all levels. Join us to learn about pro bono opportunities with local legal services organizations. The Fair is held as part of the National Pro Bono Celebration sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.


Oct 18

Smart Shopping: The Massachusetts Health Connector and Notable Legal Issues for Applicants

This brown bag lunch discussion with representatives from the Massachusetts Health Connector and Health Law Advocates is designed to help lawyers whose clients may be asking questions about how to sign up for health care coverage through the Health Connector program.

Oct 22

Pizza & Pro Bono: Mass Legal Answers Online Blitz

Join us for a pro bono pizza party while we work with volunteer attorneys from Mass Legal Answers Online (MLAO) and the Volunteer Lawyers Project to answer legal questions for low income Massachusetts residents through Mass Legal Answers Online. 


Oct 23

Financial Literacy Program Volunteer Info Session

Learn about how you can volunteer with the BBA’s M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program and help high school students across Massachusetts build the foundational skills to make informed and effective decisions regarding their finances.


Oct 28

Pro Bono Training for Attorneys to Help Clients Seal Their CORI Records

Learn the skills needed to volunteer at the BBA’s CORI Sealing Clinic, a pilot project that the BBA launched earlier this year in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services and the Boston Municipal Court.



Boston Bar pro bono and public service projects are made possible by funding from the Boston Bar Foundation.