Pro Bono Law and Legal Definition

Pro bono stands for pro bono publico, Latin for "for the public good," meaning free legal services peformed by lawyers to help people with legal problems and limited or no funds, or provide legal assistance to organizations involved in social causes such as environmental, consumer, minority, youth, battered women and education organizations and charities.

Pro bono lawyers also address the legal problems of the poor and disadvantaged through major impact litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy, community economic development, community lawyering, and similar strategies.