September 01, 2013

Department of Labor Clarification on Pro Bono Internships

James R. Silkenat

Statement of James R. Silkenat
President, American Bar Association

The American Bar Association appreciates the Department of Labor’s statement that law students may work as unpaid interns on pro bono matters at for-profit law firms. This clarification will assist law students seeking to gain legal experience and increase their volunteerism. It also will ensure law firms can continue to help the many people in need of legal assistance through pro bono efforts.

The DOL letter is available here.

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