Have you completed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono work according to the definition of pro bono used by the MA Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) for their law student Pro Bono Honor Roll? Below are some relevant excerpts but please thoroughly read the SJC’s definition to determine if your work qualifies:
The pro bono work must be law-related work performed, without compensation or academic credit or expectation of compensation or academic credit, to support or assist in the provision of “pro bono legal services.” Pro bono legal services are defined as legal services that are provided “without compensation or expectation of compensation to persons of limited means, or to charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, and educational organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means.” Training, transportation, and observation do not qualify as “pro bono legal services.”
If so, and you have already logged these unpaid, volunteer hours for BC Law’s Pro Bono Program, please email Michelle Grossfield, Pro Bono Program Director in the CSO, to confirm you would like to be included on the SJC Honor Roll by Monday, August 31st and to provide an email and phone number we can share with the SJC.
If you have not yet logged SJC Honor Roll- qualifying hours with BC Law’s Pro Bono Program, please do so here, and then email Michelle Grossfield in the CSO to confirm you would like to be included on the SJC Honor Roll by Monday, August 31st and to provide an email and phone number we can share with the SJC.