Monday, March 28, 2022 Deadline for May 2022 graduates to submit PIRC forms (no Extensions)
Additional deadlines to submit pro bono hours
Access all student pro bono forms on the main PIRC page
Delaware Law encourages students to help increase access to justice by performing pro bono service. Lawyers in the United States are recommended under American Bar Association’s (ABA Model Rule 6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Service) ethical rules to contribute at least fifty hours of pro bono service per year. Pro Bono Publico is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service. Pro bono service, unlike traditional volunteerism, uses the specific skills of attorneys to provide legal services to those who are unable to afford them.
Delaware Law recognizes students who perform a significant amount of volunteer legal work with pro bono distinction at graduation. Students who have performed at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service during law school, under the supervision of a licensed attorney, are eligible for recognition if the following criteria are satisfied:
Questions? Complete the PIRC Meeting Request Form.
To discuss pro bono opportunities for you, first complete and return the Student Information for Pro Bono Work Form. PIRC will then contact you via email to schedule a time to discuss pro bono opportunities for you.
Already chose your pro bono position? Remember, every student must have written approval by the PIRC Director confirming that the pro bono position qualifies for pro bono distinction. Need approval? Complete the Approval Request for Student Pro Bono Position.
|For work completed during …||time sheets are due by…|
|Spring 2021||Friday, June 11, 2021|
|Summer 2021||Friday, September 10, 2021|
|Fall 2021||Monday, November 29, 2021|
|Spring 2022||Monday, March 28, 2022 for May 2022 Graduates
Monday, April 25, 2022 for all other students
* Typically clerking for a judge does not count as pro bono. While clerking for a judge provides invaluable learning opportunities, it is not considered pro bono unless the Judge is volunteering time towards a court enhancement project or other type of public interest project for which the student is applying legal skills.