Pro Bono Opportunities

At Cincinnati Law, service to the community matters. Since 1997, Cincinnati Law students have provided almost 10,000 hours of pro bono legal services in the Greater Cincinnati community.  That tradition of service continues to be an important part of the Cincinnati Law experience.

Students who perform 15 or more hours of pro bono legal work in a semester receive an official notation on their transcript. Students are required to log their hours in Symplicity by going to My Account > Pro Bono.

Below is a sampling of the organizations where Cincinnati Law students can provide assistance and make an impact. Please contact Jim Tomaszewski in the Center for Professional Development at with any questions.

Lawyers have a license to practice law…But for that privilege and status, lawyers have an obligation to provide legal services to those without the wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help repair tears in their communities.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


For more information, contact Alison Herre.

Children's Law Center

For volunteer opportunities, contact Denise Durban.

Cincinnati Youth Court

For more information, contact Brenda Gallagher.

Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center

For more information, contact Rob Wall.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.)

For volunteer opportunities, contact LaTonya Springs.

Legal Aid Societies of Greater Cincinnati & Southwest Ohio

Contact John Schrider, Litigation Director, for volunteer opportunities.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

For volunteer opportunities, contact Stephen Johnson Grove.


For volunteer opportunities, contact Paul Hunt.

Pro Seniors, Inc.

For volunteer opportunities, contact Matt Barnes.

Tenant Information Project (TIP)

For additional information about the Tenant Information Project (TIP), visit our Student Organizations page, or contact Jack Gruenschlager.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

To learn more, visit our Student Organizations page or contact Emily Kujawa.

Volunteer Lawyers Project

For more information, contact Elizabeth A. Zak.