How should judges and pro bono providers communicate and collaborate? Pro bono programs that communicate with members of the judiciary on a regular basis benefit significantly. For example:
Program managers or board members frequently should write, visit or call judges to keep them informed about the program and to solicit their input and assistance. Many times judges initiate this contact.
Judges also may contribute to pro bono programs through service as board members, which allows them to take part actively in developments and to be easily accessible to offer guidance and assistance.
Including notices on formal court forms, handouts at the clerk's office, or posters in the courthouse about how indigent parties may obtain legal assistance helps pro bono providers connect with needy persons.