We bring global public interest legal capacity to local advocates who need it.
The Global Pro Bono Bar Association (or, as we like to call it, just "The Global Pro Bono Bar") is about working to channel pools of good will and excess legal capacity that often lay waste in globalization’s legal landscape into transnational pipelines. That means making it possible for those who have legal training, legal experience, and a heart to make positive change to put their legal talents to meaningful use - whether near or far, and whether as practicing lawyers, law students, law professors, or even former lawyers who retired or left the practice of law to raise families - in support of local advocates struggling to do good in areas thirsty for public interest legal support in parts of the world where they are needed most.
Together, our vision is to empower individual advocates of conscience around the world to work together to realize universal human rights, human dignity, and critical public interest advocacy in areas of broad moral consensus. In order to support those negatively impacted by or forgotten in globalization, we transfer the capacity for high-quality, impactful, and meaningful engagement from areas of overabundance to areas of need.