The Association of Pro Bono Counsel is a membership organization of over 180 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

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.


March 8, 2017 - March 8, 2017

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
United States

May 3, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

October 4, 2017 - October 4, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

*2017 Academy dates will be confirmed in Spring 2017


APBCo Expresses support for California SB6 in letter to Senator Hueso

On January 3, 2017, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel expressed its support for California Senate Bill 6, which provides funding for universal legal representation for every immigrant detained in California. Attached is the letter of support that APBCo sent to The Honorable Ben Hueso.

APBCo Joins in Petitioning N.D. Supreme Court regarding Pro Hac Vice Admission Procedures

Several hundred Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protestors are facing criminal prosecution in North Dakota, but there are not enough attorneys in North Dakota to represent them. A consortium of nonprofits (which includes among others the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU) has petitioned the North Dakota Supreme Court to loosen the requirements to enable more […]