NextChapter believes in the power of community support and aid. That’s why we provide our bankruptcy software for legal aid for free if you’re working on pro bono cases. We support hundreds of these cases each year with NextChapter, allowing attorneys to save money when they’re providing much-needed legal aid for clients in need.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is pro bono?
Pro bono legal services are those that are provided to clients free of charge. The term comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means “for the public good.” The American Bar Association encourages attorneys to offer at least 50 hours of pro bono services each year to better serve their communities and help those in need.
Why offer pro bono services?
Attorneys provide pro bono legal services to help people who need representation or assistance but can’t afford expensive attorney fees. Pro bono services may also be provided to nonprofit organizations that serve communities of need.
Lawyers have specialized skills in the law, and pro bono services allow them to share their expertise with the public. Most states have some kind of ethical rule that encourages attorneys to provide these services.
How our software can help
NextChapter is committed to helping pro bono attorneys. We loved Salesforce’s 1-1-1 model and have adopted it to meet our own goals. We provide 1% of our time, 1% of our product, and 1% in donations to organizations in need. We believe in supporting the underserved with our legal software for pro bono attorneys.
If you’re interested in using NextChapter for your pro bono services, reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and pro bono organization and we’ll get back to you.
We look forward to supporting you on your pro bono cases with our free bankruptcy software!