Over 80% of people’s legal needs go unmet because they cannot afford an attorney. The goal of the Pro Bono Research Group is to provide research assistance to Legal Services and Legal Aid attorneys throughout Ohio, in order that more people can get the legal assistance they need. Second and third-year Research Fellows have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on real people.
The PBRG experience is similar to that of working on a law journal, because it requires quality research; and is similar to a clinical program because it provides practical legal experience. In an effort to raise awareness in meeting the legal needs of low-income individuals, PBRG also sponsors events such as the Frank Woodside III Speaker Series, an annual poverty law symposium.