There are four requirements for your project to qualify as Pro Bono:
You may log hours for trainings, but only after work for a client or the organization
has begun. Furthermore, travel time to and from a Pro Bono site and time spent
doing research for a project may also be counted.
In addition, there are certain activities that do not qualify as Pro Bono regardless of
whether they meet the above requirements. Work done for law journals, work
resulting in submission of writing into a competition or a journal, work relating to
symposiums, conferences and panel discussions, any activities pertaining to fundraising,
work required for enrollment in a clinic or externship, and any
electioneering activities done for a partisan organization where the main objective
is to elect a specific candidate, do not qualify as Pro Bono.
Finally, during the summer, you may receive up to 25 hours of Pro Bono credit for
law-related activities provided for free or at a substantially reduced rate to clients
of limited financial means, limited access to legal representation, or non-profit,
civic, community or governmental organizations. You must earn less than one and
a half times the minimum wage of the jurisdiction where the work is being done for
the time in which you are providing Pro Bono services.