Georgetown Pro Bono Project
The Georgetown Pro Bono Project is designed to provide Georgetown Law students, including 1Ls, with opportunities to engage in hands-on, law-related volunteer work. The Project matches students with pro bono placements at area nonprofits and legal services providers where they assist with a wide variety of tasks, including: performing intakes and interviewing clients, investigating cases, filing court pleadings, accompanying clients to court, performing legal or policy research, and evaluating court proceedings. Projects range in time commitment from 5 hours per week to 5 hours over the course of the semester and are designed to accommodate busy student schedules. Participating in the Georgetown Pro Bono Project is a great way to give back to the DC community, gain practical experience, build professional connections, keep up your language skills, and accumulate hours toward the Pro Bono Pledge.
The organizations that participate primarily provide legal services to low-income individuals living in DC or the surrounding metropolitan area. For a list of current projects and to submit your project preferences, visit Fall 2017 Pro Bono Project Descriptions. Some of the practice areas represented include:
Education and Youth Law
Labor & Employment
Housing and Homelessness
Elder Law & Probate
Feel free to stop by Room 208 anytime to speak with the Pro Bono Coordinator about the Georgetown Pro Bono Project or other pro bono-related questions.