The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court’s Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges the commitment to pro bono legal work by law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government attorney offices, non-profit organizations, law schools and LAW STUDENTS which certify that in the prior calendar year they have met specific criteria. Those which so certify will receive a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation for their commitment to pro bono legal work, will be listed on the Pro Bono Honor Roll on the SJC website, and, if the certification is submitted by October 3, 2014, will be invited to the October 21, 2014, 4pm recognition event at the John Adams Courthouse.
Law students at Massachusetts law schools can certify that they performed at least 50 hours (50) of pro bono legal services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Legal work for pay or for credit may not be counted toward the fifty (50) hours. Please note that this is different and separate than the HLS JD pro bono graduation requirement. For more info and the certification form, see the Pro Bono Honor Roll website.