Pro Bono Consultation Series

This 3-hour program consists of a 1-hour training on the target topic, followed by a 75-90 minute private consultation session with a team of pro bono attorneys. To sign up, check our calendar for upcoming Consultations and register on the event page.

Program Goal

To provide nonprofits with an organization-specific consultation to ensure their compliance with the target area of law.

Eligibility Guidelines

The program is open to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status that meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • It must provide services to low or moderate income people or serve a compelling community need; and
  • It must be unable to afford legal services or demonstrate that the cost of obtaining assistance would adversely affect their ability to fulfill their mission.


There is a $25 fee for each organization to attend a Pro Bono Consultation.


If you have additional questions about our nonprofit programs or the application process, please contact Legal Referral Director Machiko Sano Hewitt by email or at 617. 778.1954.

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Past Participating Nonprofits Say:

Amazing to have specific assistance on our lease terms. – Participant in Commercial Lease program

Timely, expert attention to important issues; not only about the lease itself but also how to negotiate with landlord. – Participant in Commercial Lease program

Raised issues we had not considered. – Participant in Commercial Lease program

Great presentation about practical application, and awesome pro bono assistance. – Participant in WISP program

Very well organized. Good prep beforehand. Great to leave with a copy of WISP. – Participant in WISP program

Really appreciated the consultation. The improvement of Social Media Policy will ensure better risk management. – Participant in Social Media Policy program

Revision suggested raised questions on our current practices and internal cultural norms that need to be addressed. – Participant in Social Media Policy program