Lawyers can render pro bono services through a wide variety of legal service providers and in many different practice areas throughout Washington.
Justice Benjamin Cardozo once remarked:
"Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions. [An attorney is] received into that ancient fellowship for something more than private gain. He [becomes] an officer of the court, and, like the court itself, an instrument or agency to advance the ends of justice."
People ex rel. Karlin v. Culkin, 162 N. E. 487, 489 (1928).
Current Pro Bono Opportunities:
The Cardozo Society is currently partnered with The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
to help find pro bono representation for low-income asylum seekers. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Together, we are currently trying to place several cases with pro bono attorneys. Please contact Jordan Wasserman
, NWIRP's Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, if you are interested in learning more about these pro bono opportunities.