Last year, more than 1000 attorneys participated in pro bono
activities in the eighteen counties served by MidPenn.
Through their efforts, 3,062 cases were closed for
clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal counsel.
The types of programs vary across
MidPennís service area, but in each there is a close working
relationship with the local Bar Association. In some cases,
MidPenn administers the program.
In other cases, the local Bar coordinates it. The
cooperation and support of the local Bar Associations is an
intricate part of each programís success.
There are currently sixteen
active programs, many of which have been in existence for many years.
MidPenn is working to establish programs in counties where none
currently exist, particularly with the Bench and Bar of Bedford County.