“Spring Cleaning” has meaning for law firm pro bono programs, just as it does for our homes and wardrobes. The season’s themes of renewal and growth make it the perfect time to reflect on your pro bono program’s mission, structure, and goals. For assistance with this effort, check out our Law Firm Pro Bono Self-Assessment Guide, which is designed to help large law firms assess the strengths and weaknesses of their programs and engage in goal-setting and long-term strategic planning.
In order to be effective and successful, pro bono programs should be compatible with the firm’s environment, culture, and history. There are a range of ever-evolving factors that shape a firm’s program, such as firm size, geographic location, the nature of the firm’s practice, and its economic health. We’ve identified certain common elements that are essential for establishing and maintaining a strong pro bono program and this guide allows firms to determine the status of these critical elements within the context of their own past history and future planning.
We encourage firms to share the results of their self-assessment (in whole or part) with us. The Law Firm Pro Bono Project is available to offer analysis of the firm’s program and provide confidential assistance to firms in restructuring and revamping their program. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us.