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Information Sought on 2012 Pro Bono Work

For the fifth time, Ohio attorneys will be asked to voluntarily report their pro bono activities to better identify gaps in the delivery of civil legal services to low income Ohioans.

The joint project of the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation directs attorneys to a reporting website to answer eight questions about their 2012 pro bono work that should take about five minutes to complete.

All Ohio attorneys registered as “active” who have provided email addresses to the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Services will receive an email in early 2013 with the reporting link.

All information submitted will be collected without identifiers, so the results will remain anonymous. Results are reported only in the aggregate.

Attorneys are encouraged to begin collecting records of any pro bono work undertaken in 2012, including financial contributions to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.

On an annual basis, the foundation compiles and reports the information collected to the Supreme Court, bar associations, and legal services organizations throughout Ohio.