Bloomberg Law assists attorneys deliver legal services to the poor by giving legal advisors and pro bono attorneys free access to its legal research service.
Last week Bloomberg Law announced that it was offering free access to all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) scholarship holders. LSC Fellows provide civil legal assistance in all states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Today Bloomberg Law and pro bono tech company Paladin announced a partnership to give attorneys handling pro bono cases 90 days of free access to its research platform. This offer is for any pro bono attorney, not just Paladin users.
Kristen Sonday, Paladin’s co-founder and chief operating officer, told me this partnership is a step in Paladin’s drive to equip pro bono lawyers with a wider range of tools to help their clients more effectively.
“Especially between COVID and events related to racial justice, we have seen a sharp surge in pro bono work and are excited to provide access to quality resources,” said Sonday.
The Bloomberg Act provides comprehensive information on federal and state agency laws, regulations and guidance, including legal issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
It also includes resources like practical guides, trackers, and map makers, including on areas of activity associated with pandemic-related legal requirements, such as work and employment, healthcare, taxes, and bankruptcy.
Pro bono attorneys can sign up for the Bloomberg Law / Paladin offering here: https://pro.bloomberglaw.com/paladin-access/. The LSC announcement doesn’t say how to sign up, but I’m assuming this is done through the recipient organizations.