Who are we? What do we do?

We are a student organization at University of San Diego School of Law.

The purpose of PBLA is to create and promote opportunities for law students to participate in community service. PBLA coordinates various off-campus legal clinics as well as panel discussions and other events.For more information on each clinic, please click here.

We also facilitate the Pro Bono Service Recognition Policy that recognizes students who render 100 hours or more of pro bono service. Learn more.

Become a Volunteer

The easiest way to become a volunteer with a PBLA clinic is to attend a club meeting and sign up! Otherwise, e-mail the chair of the clinic you're interested in for more information.

Each clinic has its own schedule and operates independently. All clinics require a schedule commitment, but this may be just a few hours per week or just a few days per semester.

The contact information for each clinic chair is available on the Contact Information page.

What are we *not*?

PBLA is *not* a law firm, nor a source of legal advice or representation. Please do *not* e-mail us about that. We cannot offer you any advice or representation, as that is an explicit breach of legal ethics. We will not (and cannot) read any e-mail solicitations. Sorry.

Here are some links, instead, to pro bono legal representation in San Diego: LRIS and LASSD.
These organizations can connect you with lawyers who may be willing to take your case for free or at a greatly reduced rate.