The National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPRO) is an independent organization of pro bono professionals. Created in 1987, NAPBPRO is the only national organization devoted to promoting pro bono services to the poor and the professional development of pro bono managers and professionals and others interested in this field. Our mission is to support pro bono legal work, to enhance the professionalism of our members through education and networking, and to advocate for pro bono service in the access to justice community.

We welcome pro bono professionals from all aspects of the legal community to join us. Our members include professionals from law schools, law firms, LSC-funded legal services programs, independent legal aid organizations, bar associations, state-wide access to justice organizations and stand-alone pro bono programs. 

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NAPBPRO's greatest strength is in its membership. We have a great wealth of members across the country, each doing amazing work to support access to justice. Members have the opportunity to learn from each other through annual meetings and online connections, and can develop their skills through taking on committee leadership roles. Committee involvement can include membership outreach, training and education, pro bono news, and more.


In addition to supporting members in doing their good work, we also recognize them for the work they have already accomplished. Monthly NAPBPRO emails serve to spotlight our members supporting access to justice.  Members are also eligible to receive the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year and the William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Awards, both presented at the Equal Justice Conference. 


NAPBPRO works to provide educational materials tailored to pro bono legal professionals through programming at the Equal Justice Conference and webinars from the comfort of your own computer. Past webinar topics have included Getting and Keeping Volunteers, Ethics in Pro Bono, Professional Mentorship, and Finding and Responding to Compassion Fatigue. To register for upcoming webinars, click here.


Membership in NAPBPRO ensures that you will stay up to date about news affecting pro bono professionals, including information from the ABA, LSC, and other national partners. Members can also share best practices and upcoming opportunities with the network.

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