Pro Bono Program
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 MidPenn’s 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 program’s 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.