Information for Students
OR Pro Bono Student Network's postings are stored in a password protected database. Contact your career services office for current log in information.
When you connect with an attorney to work on a pro bono matter, you will be helping with a real case for a real client; nothing is hypothetical. By connecting with an attorney, you are committing to completing the work you agree to do with that attorney. Failing to meet you commitments could result in harm to the client. If conditions change and you are unable to complete your work or a conflict arrises, talk about the issue with the attorney you are working with as soon as possible to work out a solution.
Unlawful Practice of Law
Students must be cautious to avoid the unlawful practice of law including, but not limited to 1) holding themselves out, in any manner, as attorneys or lawyers authorized to practice law; 2) appearing, personally or otherwise, on behalf of another in any judicial or administrative proceeding other than as an attorney-supervised certified law student; 3) providing advice or service to another on any matter involving the application of legal principles to rights, duties, obligations, or liabilities.
For more information on the unlawful practice of law, visit the Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Site.
Any student who is uncertain whether what they are asked to do is the unlawful practice of law should immediately talk with the attorney they are working with and contact their Career Services Office.