Pro Bono Services Committee
The PBS Committee is comprised of Pro Bono Services volunteers. The KCBA Pro Bono Services network consists of 6 programs that help the low-income people of King County with a variety of essential legal issues. Last year, KCBA's Pro Bono Services programs worked with 1,300 volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and students to provide 10,608 clients with legal assistance. The estimated value of these services is $7.4 million. The PBS Department provides civil legal aid including direct representation, assistance for pro se litigants, brief services, and advice and counsel for low income people. PBS also provides mentoring and training for attorneys willing to take cases in specific areas.
The purpose of the PBS Committee is to support, promote, and enhance the pro bono programs and Pro Bono Services' mission, through creative thinking and focused actions rooted in the values of access to justice. The committee works collaboratively with PBS staff to further the goals and priorities of KCBA's Pro Bono Services.
Each year the PBS Committee identifies subcommittee needs and sets goals for the year. Below are the 2012-2013 subcommittees:
- Communications (writing and soliciting posts for Pro Bono Dicta blog)
- Networking and Events (Coordinating happy hours, summer picnic and other volunteer events)
- Program Resources (program evaluation and outcome assessments)
The Committee meets monthly at the KCBA office from October through June (except for December) on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining the PBS Committee fill out a committee application here: PBS Committee Application.
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PRO BONO SERVICES COMMITTEE: : Membership on this committee is restricted to volunteers of any of the Pro Bono Services programs and KCBA members with an interest in legal aid. Committee members support, promote, and enhance the pro bono programs and Pro Bono Services' mission, through creative thinking and focused actions rooted in the values of access to justice. They represent Pro Bono Services in the community.
Committee Chairperson: William Ross, 2012-2013
Staff Liaison: Threesa Milligan