The Association of Pro Bono Counsel is a mission-driven membership organization of over 200 attorneys and practice group managers who run pro bono practices in over 100 of the world’s largest law firms.

The Association of Pro Bono Counsel's mission is to maximize access to justice through the delivery of pro bono legal services by:

  • Advancing the model of the full-time law firm pro bono counsel
  • Supporting and enhancing the professional development of pro bono counsel
  • Serving as the voice of the law firm pro bono community

You can learn more about the work of APBCo by reading our report, "Improving Access to Justice Through Law Firm Pro Bono." This report highlights the history of our organization, current initiatives and collaborations with legal services and social justice organizations around the country

APBCo has also published guidelines for evaluating legal work on behalf of Non-Profit Entities, For-Profit Entities, Social Enterprise Entities, and Impact Finance Transactions, and whether this legal work qualifies for pro bono legal assistance. We encourage you to review our statement, "Mission Matter Means 2.0: Statement on the Eligibility of Non-Profit Entities, For-Profit Entities, Social Enterprise Entities and Impact Finance Transactions for Pro Bono Legal Services."

If you are interested in becoming an Association of Pro Bono Counsel member, please click here.

Association of Pro Bono Counsel does not provide pro bono legal services or referrals to legal aid or public interest agencies. If you believe you need a lawyer, please contact your local bar association or go to www.lawhelp.org.


February 21, 2018

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Holland & Knight LLP
800 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

May 10-12, 2018

Time + Location TBD Spring 2018

San Diego, CA

October 2-3, 2018

Atlanta, GA


APBCo addresses DOJ Proposal on Immigration Judge Quotas

On July 26, 2017, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel expressed its deep concern over the Department of Justice’s proposal to impose performance quotas on immigration judges in a letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of several Congress Committees and Subcommittees.

APBCo Expresses Concern Over Incursions of ICE into NY State Courthouses in Letter to Chief Judge DiFiore

On July 6, 2017, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel expressed its deep concern over increasing incursions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) into the courthouses of New York State, in a letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals. In the letter, found below, APBCo urges Judge […]