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COVID 19 and Pro Bono


Get Federal Help Paying Rent

If you’re a tenant having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs, help may be available. The federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program was created to help tenants like you cover housing costs and stay in stable housing during the coronavirus pandemic. Many programs are taking applications from both tenants and landlords. So if you’re a landlord, you’re in the right place too. ERA funds come from the federal government, but local programs are distributing the money in their own communities.

Find Rental Assistance Programs

Renters and landlords who don’t know where to turn can use a new website from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This website makes it easy to find a rental assistance provider in your area.

Join Us for a National Conversation

The Center for Pro Bono recognizes the many challenges facing your programs as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We host monthly drop-in calls for all pro bono program managers and staff. The purpose of this call is to enable communication between programs from across the U.S. to discuss the challenges you are facing and to share innovative solutions.

Volunteer through ABA Free Legal Answers

Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic, accessible entirely online. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state's website. Lawyers provide information and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation.

ABA COVID-19 Pro Bono Bar Network

The ABA COVID-19 Pro Bono Bar Network is a peer-learning network, supporting the launch and replication of pro bono models, promoting best practices, and identifying strategies to overcome common obstacles in providing pro bono legal services to address the legal needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABA Young Lawyers Division National Hotline

The ABA Young Lawyers Division has created a national hotline to connect those needing legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic through its Disaster Legal Services Program.

Additional Resources

MCLE Rule Changes

This blog is tracking all states that are changing their MCLE Rules due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Pro Bono Projects Addressing COVID-19 Issues