We have implemented a new system that will allow students to track their hours online using Symplicity. Beginning in Fall 2011, there will be no more paper time sheets. All hours—both pro bono and community service—must be entered using Symplicity. Please continue to use the old paper time sheets to report pro bono hours from previous semesters which can be downloaded from below.
For record-keeping purposes, we are making a clean break, so please don't enter pro bono hours from before Fall 2011 into Symplicity (it's fine to enter community service hours from previous semesters).
To use the new tracking system, you must register for the Pro Bono Pledge on Symplicity, if you haven't already done so:
- Navigate to the Pro Bono Registration Form in Symplicity. Even if you filled out a paper Pro Bono Pledge Card or filled out the online Pledge for as a 1L, you need to re-register on Symplicity; your old registration information (language skills, interest areas) is not transferable. Also, your interests may have changed since you first registered.
- Fill out the registration form. Be sure to select your interests, list your language skills, and briefly describe your relevant background. This will help the Pro Bono Programs Office let you know about volunteer opportunities that might interest you or for which you have the language skills.
- Click "Submit Application" to sign up for the Pro Bono Pledge.
- You will see another tab next to the Pro Bono Registration labeled "Pro Bono Reporting" which is where you can log your hours on an ongoing basis.
If you have trouble with the Pro Bono features in Symplicity, please consult the Symplicity FAQ.