Pro Bono: Now is the time to donate and/or volunteer

Give the gift of pro bono legal service this holiday season.

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Samantha Howell, Three Rivers Legal Services
Samantha Howell, Three Rivers Legal Services
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I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and hope you are able to rest, celebrate and enjoy the season.

The last month of the year also is a popular time for donations or brief services to charities. It should come as no surprise that I am going to remind you of The Florida Bar’s aspirational goal for all members to donate $350 to a civil legal services organization or provide 20 hours of pro bono service to indigent people.

There are ways to plug pro bono - or giving - into your life.

Instead of scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or whatever social media platform is popular this week, visit the Florida Pro Bono Matters website ( and look at available pro bono opportunities.

Not only can you look up available cases, you can set your preferences to be notified when something of interest becomes available.

You can filter for cases vs. clinics, the type of legal problem, the civil legal aid organization or by county.

When you find a case that interests you, click on “Interested,” and add your contact information. An email will be automatically sent to the agency that posted the opportunity, alerting them that a volunteer is interested.

You also can sign up to donate to your favorite civil legal aid organization. If that organization is Three Rivers Legal Services, just visit our Donate page where you can give a one-time donation or join our group of monthly donors. Just $5 makes a difference for us and our clients.

For more information about Three Rivers Legal Services, visit



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