Pro Bono Program

The legal profession is one of service. Students who participate in the Washburn Law Pro Bono Program are able to demonstrate to employers a commitment to serving the community and an enhanced practical legal experience. While lawyers must make a living, they must also use their unique legal skill set to better the communities in which they live. Attorneys achieve this by providing pro bono – or volunteer – legal assistance. Washburn Law students who participate in pro bono projects learn the value of this service and personal benefits that come from helping others. Pro bono work is a wonderful combination of gaining legal experience, interacting with legal professions, and serving the community.

NOTE: Law students may not engage in pro bono representation of individuals without direct supervision of a licensed attorney. If you are an individual seeking legal representation, please contact the Washburn Law Clinic.

Get Involved!

Please contact the Director of Pro Bono if:

  • You are a student and have questions about the program (see also the Handbook and FAQ)
  • You have an idea for a student pro bono project
  • You are interested in serving on the Pro Bono Advisory Council
Director of Pro Bono
Photograph: Margann Bennett, director of pro bono.

Margann Bennett
Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono
Phone: (785) 670-1703
E-mail: margann.bennett@washburn.edu