Since 1975, attorneys in Seminole County have been participating in
our pro bono program by serving the poor and disadvantaged through
volunteer services or contributing monetary donations to our pro bono
June 23 1993, the Supreme Court of Florida issued its opinion adopting
new pro bono rules for attorneys. These rules provide more definition
and structure to the lawyer's responsibility to provide pro bono
legal services to the poor. Rule 4-6.1 of the Professional Rules
of Responsibility establishes an aspirational professional responsibility
to perform annually twenty (20) hours of pro bono legal service
for the poor or to contribute annually $350 to a legal aid organization.
This rule also established a required reporting system.
response to the Supreme Court's opinion, the 18th Judicial Circuit
appointed our program as the administrative agency in Seminole County
to administer the pro bono program and report the pro bono efforts
in Seminole County to the Supreme Court annually.
If you would like
to participate in the Seminole County Pro Bono Project, please
complete this form and click submit. You may also print
the form and return it by mail to Seminole County Bar Association
Legal Aid Society, Inc., 101 West Palmetto Avenue, Longwood, Florida
32750. We will contact you after submission of your enrollment
form. If you have any questions concerning the Pro Bono Project,
please contact the Pro Bono Coordinator at (407) 834-1660,