State policies that address pro bono can contribute to the expansion of pro bono within a state's borders and beyond. By articulating goals and acceptable procedures relating to pro bono, a state can spread important messages about pro bono and effect increases in pro bono participation and monetary contributions by attorneys in support of pro bono and other legal services initiatives.
The messages conveyed through state policy can also spark curiosity amongst pro bono supporters outside of a particular state. What one state is doing on a policy level may be of value to another state because successful policy in one state might translate into successful policy in another state. Similarly, challenges faced through the process of policy development in one state might serve as a helpful guide in another state.