The Pro Bono Institute (PBI) is a nonprofit organization with a mandate to explore and identify new approaches to and resources for the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. In doing so, PBI identifies and develops innovative programs and undertakes rigorous evaluations to ensure that these new approaches are workable and effective. In addition to CPBO, PBI administers a number of projects designed to enhance access to justice, including:
- Law Firm Pro Bono Project;
- Global Pro Bono Project;
- Collaborative Justice Project;
- Second Acts®; and
- Public Interest Project.
Established in 1996, PBI provides research, consultative services, analysis and assessment, publications, and training to a broad range of legal audiences.
Each year, PBI hosts its Annual Conference, which convenes pro bono practitioners from around the world to share ideas and discuss challenges and opportunities with regard to pro bono.
Read PBI’s annual reports: