“Justice for All” Lawyer Program

The State Bar Association of North Dakota is proud to recognize members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year.

Lawyers who serve the poor without charge should be celebrated and recognized. By generously donating their time and talent, they change lives by helping people who otherwise could not afford counsel. SBAND is tremendously proud of our members who render free legal services to low-income individuals and non-profits, and want them to be recognized.

Every year since recognizing in 2014 the hours volunteered in 2013, SBAND has given special recognition to members who provide 50 hours or more of legal services in a year. These lawyers will be known as “Justice for All” lawyers!

Members who report their voluntary service will be recognized and included on an annual roster published in The Gavel. They will also receive a certificate suitable for framing and will be invited to a gala event honoring all the award recipients.


Click below for the current verification form.    

2016 Justice For All Program Verification Form


Rule 6.1, North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct,  Pro Bono work


New to Pro Bono?

Are you new to pro bono and wondering where to start? Find information on organizations needing volunteers by contacting Tony J. Weiler, executive director, via e-mail at tony@sband.org or by calling 701-255-1404. There are numerous opportunities through Legal Services of North Dakota, SBAND’s Volunteer Lawyer Program, and other local bar association initiatives, like the Guardianship and Conservatorship Pilot Project of the South Central Judicial District.