Pro Bono and Public Service
To deliver on the Washington State Bar Association's mission of serving the public and the members of the Bar, ensuring the integrity of the legal profession, and championing justice, the Bar seeks to enhance the culture of service and offer the following menu of pro bono and public service opportunities.
Find out more about model pro bono policies, earning MCLE credit for volunteering, changing to Pro Bono Status (formerly Emeritus Status), and RPC 6.1.
Find legal aid opportunities and services needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pro Bono Programs and Organizations
WSBA partners with law schools and legal organizations across the state to promote pro bono service and reduce barriers to volunteering.
Pro Bono WA
Moderate Means Program
The Moderate Means Program is a statewide referral program that connects clients who do not qualify for free legal help but can't afford to pay full price for legal services with legal professionals who offer assistance at reduced rates scaled to the client's income.
Join the Moderate Means Program: Take an unemployment, housing, consumer or family law case at a reduced rate and help close the access to justice gap for moderate income households (200%–400% Federal Poverty Level).
Qualified Legal Services Providers (QLSPs)
Qualified Legal Service Providers are nonprofit legal service organizations dedicated to serving low income individuals and families in Washington.
Become a QLSP: Learn how to become a QLSP and the benefits you can offer to staff and volunteers.
Volunteer with a QLSP: Learn about the benefits to volunteering with a QLSP, including MCLE credit for pro bono service, access to free WSBA CLEs, fee waivers for Pro Bono Status members, and free WSBA Deskbook subscriptions through Fastcase.
QLSP Directory: A complete list of QLSPs in Washington State.
The Washington State Bar Association is a member of the Alliance for Equal Justice, which is a network of Washington State organizations that work together in a collaborative way to coordinate strategy and delivery of civil legal aid to people and communities that experience poverty and injustice. Learn more about the Alliance.