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Military Pro Bono Project

Unregistered Military and Pro Bono Attorneys may gain site access by clicking "Join this Area" at the left. Upon approval, you can use all site resources, including the case management system.

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed. The Project is also the platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney guidance.

Military Legal Assistance Attorneys

Military attorneys can register to further help their servicemember clients by:

  • Referring Cases for Pro Bono Legal Assistance

Submit case referrals for financially eligible servicemember clients to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, which works to place the cases with volunteer attorneys. Learn more.

  • Using Operation Stand-By

Contact civilian attorneys registered with Operation Stand-By with legal questions relating to their geographic areas and substantive areas of expertise for attorney-to-attorney advice, so you can further assist your servicemember clients. Learn more.

Pro Bono Attorneys and Coordinators

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project offers attorneys two ways to help military families:

  • Providing Pro Bono Legal Representation to Military Members

Attorneys can register to receive emails from the ABA Military Pro Bono Project with pro bono case opportunities that arise in their geographic and substantive areas. Read some success stories. Learn more.

  • Joining Operation Stand-By to Assist Military Attorneys

Attorneys can register to join Operation Stand-By to volunteer time to receive calls or emails from military attorneys in need of attorney-to-attorney advice, so they can further assist their servicemember clients. Learn more.

Servicemembers and Families Needing Legal Help

View information about how to be referred to the Project. No legal representation, advice, or assistance is provided by the Military Pro Bono Project staff.

If in need of legal assistance, you may visit ABA Home Front where you can use (1) the Directory of Programs to find a state-by-state guide of legal resources available to military families and (2) the Information Center to find information on a variety of legal topics.

Financial Support

The Project depends upon financial contributions from Project Partners, law firms, corporations, foundations, and private individuals. Become a Star Ranking Supporter for our servicemembers!

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