Project Pro Bono
Launched in 2013, Project Pro Bono is a partnership between KCMBA and Legal Aid of Western Missouri with the purpose of encouraging law firms to help expand the availability of pro bono legal services in the Kansas City area. Law firms that sign the Pro Bono Pledge promise to make a commitment to the provision of pro bono legal services in the Kansas City area by actively seeking opportunities to provide pro bono services, setting specific goals for yearly pro bono work, and encouraging firm-wide participation in pro bono initiatives.
Firms are encouraged to participate in this program, as it recognizes their work in the community. Quarterly, pro bono hours are gathered by Legal Aid of Western Missouri and published in the KC Counselor, KCMBA's magazine. Click here to download and sign the Pro Bono Pledge. If you are new to Project Pro Bono, please let us know before sending in the pledge. We would love to set up an opportunity to celebrate this commitment by coming out to your firm and taking a photo for social media. Contact AnnMarie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved! For a list of local pro bono opportunities, click here.
To learn about pro bono opportunities through Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation and Military Matters: Legal Connection, click here.
To learn about pro bono opportunities through Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Project, click here or contact Latricia Scott Adams at (816) 421-8020.
PRO BONO CHAMPION
Do you know someone who demonstrates a commitment to the community through their pro bono efforts? Project Pro Bono recognizes excellence in pro bono work for low-income Missourians and Kansans with its Pro Bono Champion award. Applicants must be a member of KCMBA. Pro bono is defined as free legal work provided to a client.
To nominate a friend or colleague for the Pro Bono Champion award, complete this nomination form and return it to Latricia Scott Adams via e-mail at email@example.com.
All submissions for the upcoming month are due by 4 PM on the last business day of each month. Recipients are chosen by a panel of state court judges. For more information on this process, contact Latricia Scott Adams at (816) 421-8020.