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Resources for Federal Government Attorneys Volunteer Opportunities  

What Constitutes Pro Bono Work?
Describes what activities are considered pro bono legal services and which ones are not.

Most Commonly Asked Questions about Federal Government Attorneys Doing Pro Bono Work
Explains the definitions and limitations of pro bono legal services, including use of agency resources and conflict of interest.

Federal Government Attorney Engagement Letter PDF
This form serves as a model retainer agreement for attorney services.

Department of Justice Policy Statement on Pro Bono Legal and Volunteer Services PDF
Provides the Department of Justice's policy on volunteer services, including definitions and limitations.

Questions To Ask Before You Take A Pro Bono Case Or Project
A list of questions is provided to ask before taking a pro bono case.

Bridging the Gap - Tips for Pro Bono Volunteers Assisting Low-Income Clients
Provides helpful tips and describes issues pro bono volunteers may encounter when assisting low-income clients.

This page is intended for Federal government attorneys. If you are a government attorney with a state or local agency and interested in pro bono, check if your agency has a pro bono policy. The opportunities identified in the document below may be a good fit. If you would like more information about how government attorneys have formed or revised pro bono policies at their agencies or about how you can get involved in pro bono work, contact Katie Pieper, PILI or Kelly Tautges, CBF. Pro Bono Opportunities.


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