The 2022 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge, run by The Florida Bar Foundation, begins January 31.
The statewide competition, now in its fourth year, connects Florida law students with lawyers to partner on pro bono cases from legal aid organizations. Students and lawyers can visit www.FloridaLawSchoolChallenge.org to pick a case. Florida’s law schools will compete to see which can take the most cases through March 25.
“The challenge has resulted in better relationships with law schools, an increase in the number of pro bono cases taken, and promotion of public interest work while fostering connections between law students and lawyers,” Judge Suzanne Van Wyk, the Foundation’s president-elect, said. “Even through a pandemic, we’ve seen a lot of success. This is a worthy program.”