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Volunteer with Pro Bono Services
Our volunteers are essential in making the pro bono programs possible. With over 1,300 attorneys, paralegals, students, and community members volunteering, we are able to serve over 10,000 clients a year. As a KCBA volunteer, you are a representative of Pro Bono Services and are an important part of our team.
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In Washington, 87% of low-income households experience a civil legal problem every year. Approximately 88% of those households face their legal problem without an attorney. The King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services (PBS) programs help to connect low-income people with attorneys who will handle their cases for free.
Our programs help people keep their housing, file for bankruptcy, obtain custody of children, get a divorce in abusive situations, vacate their criminal records and more. PBS handles over 10,000 cases a year and works with over 1,300 volunteers to provide over $7.8 million dollars of free legal services in King County.
There are three ways you can support pro bono work in King County by becoming a member of KCBA, by becoming a volunteer, or by donating to KCBF.
The mission of KCBA's Pro Bono Services is to promote social justice by ensuring equal and non-discriminatory access to our services for all individuals. We provide volunteer-based, client-focused legal services to primarily low-income residents of King County who would not otherwise receive legal assistance.