Pro Bono Program
We are quite proud of the fact that over 60% of all of the members of the York County Bar Association participate in the York County Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Program. This can be done by either signing up to take cases or participating in a panel if you have a specialized area of practice, or by paying the $250 annual Opt Out fee. The money raised through the Opt Out fee is sent directly to Mid Penn Legal Services
for the operation of their York
office in covering staff salaries and operating expenses.
All members are encouraged to sign up either to take a case or to pay the Opt Out fee. Members are also encouraged to sign up for the 100% Plan whereby you agree to take a case if one is assigned to you, but if it is not assigned then to pay the Opt Out fee by the end of the year.
Please complete the following sign up form and submit it. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Very truly yours,
The Pro Bono Committee
YORK COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION
PRO BONO ELECTION FORM
Attorney Name: ____________________________________________________________
Firm Name: ____________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________ _
City: _____________________________ State: _____Zip Code: ________
Please circle ONE of the following items:
100% Participation Program - I wish to participate in the 100% Participation Program. (Indicate below all of the areas of law you will accept cases for.) I understand and agree that if no case is assigned to me by December 1st of any calendar year, that between December 1st and December 20th I will be invoiced in the amount of $250.00 by the York County Bar Foundation in lieu of being assigned a case.
Pro Bono Program -
I elect to see clients through the MidPenn Legal Services
participation program. (Indicate below all of the areas of law for which you will accept cases )
Please check all areas that apply:
_____ Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Consumer Debt
_____ Civil Litigation (includes consumer, property, driver's license
suspensions/ revocations, tax upset sales)
_____ Custody Conciliation
_____ Education Law
_____ Family Law (includes divorce, custody trials and workshops, child support
trials, adoptions, guardianships, and PFA conflicts)
_____ Transactional (includes real estate, wills, power of attorney, and estates)
_____ Unemployment Compensation
_____ Immigration (Coordinated through PIRC)
_____ Drivers License Suspension (when ability to work is effected)
_____ Name Change
_____ Title to Abandoned Vehicle
_____ I am willing to teach a Pro Se Custody Workshop session.
Opt-Out Program - I elect to opt out for this year. My contribution of $250.00
is enclosed. (Checks should be made payable to the York County Bar