Pro Bono Volunteer Program (FAQ)
Does my organization need student volunteers?
Georgetown Law students are constantly seeking interesting pro bono opportunities as part of our Pro Bono Pledge, for which students commit to completing at least 50 hours of law-related volunteer work while in law school. These opportunities could be one-time projects or recurring weekly or monthly commitments of a few hours. Projects can be completed on-site or remotely, as long as sufficient supervision is guaranteed.
What can students do for my organization?
J.D. and LL.M. students can assist with intake, legal research and writing, client interviews, case investigations, filing pleading and much more. Many of our students are fluent in a foreign language and are happy to serve as translators or interpreters.
Does my organization have student-appropriate responsibilities?
Students must be supervised by licensed attorneys who will be alert to ethical issues such as conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and unauthorized practice of law. Organizations interested in participating that have not worked with law student volunteers before should meet with the Pro Bono Coordinator to discuss appropriate work assignments and supervision.
Sounds great! How can I learn more?
If your organization would like to benefit from the volunteer hours of Georgetown Law students, please complete this Online Inquiry Form. Be prepared to provide a brief written summary of the type of work (individual project or ongoing client support, for example) available for volunteers, the number of volunteers your organization requires, and any other important details.