Using Symplicity (FAQ)
How do I create a record?
- Log into Symplicity and navigate to your profile page.
- Click on "Switch to Tab View," and then select the "Pro Bono" tab.
- Select "Pro Bono Reporting."
- In the lower-left corner of the "Pro Bono Reporting" window is a button labeled "+ Add New." Click on that button to bring up the form for creating a new record. You should create one record for each organization with which you're involved each semester. Use the same record to record all hours over the course of that semester.
- Select "Pro Bono" or "Community Service." The specific fields related to that type of volunteer work will appear.
- For instructions on adding hours to the record, please see "How do I record hours?" (below)
How do I record hours?
- Navigate to the Pro Bono Reporting Window.
- Create a record for the organization you are volunteering with (see above) or open an existing record by clicking the "Edit" button to the left of its name.
- Click the "+Add Hours" button (near the middle of the form).
- A new table will appear, with a line for the current day. Ideally, students would enter their hours regularly over the course of the semester, and there would be a separate record for each day of work with the organization. If you find yourself reporting all your hours at the end of the semester, though, feel free to enter them as a lump sum under a single date.
- Be sure to click "Submit" after creating a new record or adding hours to an existing record.
How do I check my Pro Bono Pledge progress?
You can log into Symplicity at any time to check your progress. Symplicity will break your hours into law-related and community service so you can see how far along you are in meeting your pledge. We encourage you to check your progress regularly, and keep your hours up to date!