Article from Pro Bono Net Newsletter ()
May 2, 2014
From the Executive Director's Desk

 Dear Friends,
 

This year, Pro Bono Net celebrates the 15th anniversary of the launch of our first site, probono.net. 

Over the past 15 years, through the use of innovative technology and collaboration, we have worked to transform the way legal help reaches the disadvantaged. With your support, we empower those who serve to make a difference and those in need to improve their lives.

Today, probono.net has a membership of more than 80,000 and has helped strengthen the traditional lawyer-driven model that allows individuals to exercise their rights on complex issues.

Each year more than 4 million people use LawHelp and LawHelp Interactive to access critically needed resources and information. Pro Bono Net’s justice partners in 23 states have developed statewide legal information portals using LawHelp.org, reaching almost two-thirds of the poverty population. More than 40 states use LawHelp Interactive to enable self-represented litigants to create court forms and other legal documents and to pioneer new models of remote legal assistance.

I’d like to thank you for being part of our efforts. We are making strides in improving access to justice, and we could not do it without you.

Every contribution helps us bridge the growing justice gap. I encourage you to make a gift this year to help us continue to develop innovative legal self-help models that empower thousands of people, find new ways to enhance collaboration and service delivery in the legal services community, and increase the number of pro bono volunteers.  You can make a gift online at www.probono.net/donate.

 
         Sincerely,

 
 
 
 
 
         
         Mark O’Brien
         Executive Director
 
 

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