Many lawyers and legal organizations provide pro bono work. In common usage pro bono refers to volunteer work done for the public good. In the legal field, lawyers who do pro bono work take cases for those who are disadvantaged and unable to secure legal assistance. Additionally, legal advocacy organizations (organizations that take on cases) usually provide pro bono representation for their clients.
Generally speaking, pro bono is done for civil cases. For criminal cases, the court appoints attorneys to represent indigent criminal litigants.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas – General Division provides many programs to help you. Please see the tabs below to access the links so you can learn details about them: