The Association of Pro Bono Counsel is a mission-driven membership organization of over 270 attorneys and practice group managers who run pro bono practices in over 130 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.


September 13 - September 15

Please join us in Kansas City for Joint Programming and APBCo Academy.  The first day (September 13th) will be a joint session with pro bono leads from our legal services partners and the remaining days (September 14th and 15th) will be our traditional APBCo Academy.  The conference will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downton [...]

Please join us in Kansas City on September 13-14, 2022 for two days of programming focused on running effective pro bono programs.  This conference is designed for people who devote at least half of their time to facilitating and managing pro bono work with mid-size or large law firms.  The first day (September 13th) will [...]



The Association of Pro Bono Counsel, in consultation with RLM | TrialGraphix, has created an interactive map of the U.S. that locates over 1700 civil legal aid organizations and public defender offices along with over 800 APBCo member firm offices. This map enables both legal service providers and law firm pro bono professionals to quickly access geographical information about the law firm/public interest landscape in a given geographical region, leveraging our vast member data to help further our mission of maximizing access to justice through the delivery of pro bono legal services.