University of Toledo
Law School Pro Bono Programs
Director, Office of Professional Development
Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator.
Description of Programs
A student may earn a Public Service Commendation for each semester in which he or she performs thirty (30) or more documented hours of unpaid law related public service work as approved by the College of Law Public Service Coordinator.
The Commendation can be listed on resumes and will be posted on the law school web site much like the Dean's List. Students may earn both a fall and spring Commendation, with work performed over the summer being credited toward earning the Commendation in the fall semester.
The College of Law will help students find volunteer opportunities with public service agencies and other non-profit organizations engaged in pro bono work. We have a strong partnership with The Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Program, Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE). In addition, students are welcome to secure a placement with other agencies or organizations across the country so long as the student will be directly supervised by a licensed attorney. The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) also works with the College of Law to help coordinate group volunteer activities for students during the academic year.
Location of Programs
Tracking pro bono hours is a small part of this position. It is usually tracked by an administrative assistant. This is a small office with 2 career counselors, so much of the time is spent connecting with students and employers.
Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono
Law School Public Interest Programs