Pro Bono Attorneys Deskbook
A lawyer should be
mindful of deficiencies in the administration of justice and of the fact
that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford
adequate legal assistance, and should therefore devote professional time
and civic influence in their behalf.
Preamble, Rule 4, Rules of Professional Conduct.
for being a pro bono attorney!
deskbook was created on the initiative of the Supreme Court Commission
on Pro Se Litigation (now named Committee on Access to Family
Courts) to support and appreciate the many attorneys
across the state providing pro bono legal services to needy
persons. You are increasing access to the justice system for all
citizens. We appreciate your acting on the highest values of our
As a pro bono
attorney you are part of a community of lawyers across
Missouri. Do you have a question which you would like to ask other
pro bono attorneys? Do you have a practice tip you would like to
share? Join the Pro Bono Attorneys Listserv.
Click here for instructions on joining. For
tips on how to use the list serve, click here.
This deskbook is a
living resource. Additions and revisions will be continually
added. Your suggested additions or revisions are invited or if you have
a question about the deskbook, contact us
attorneys are always looking for forms and practice aids. If you have a
form or practice aid which you designed and would like to share, go to
Missouri Bar File Exchange and upload your form or guide to be shared by
others. [Note: to do this, you will
first need to go to the
Members Only page (you must log in first) and then click on the
Online File Bank link on the left
side. Once you do, you'll be at
the Mo Bar Forms Library].
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Reminder: If you are using a public computer,
you will want to follow the link button at the top of the page to go
back to the Missouri Bar Members Only page and log out!
Revised July, 2008