Public Counsel Launches "Force for Good" Mobile Phone App to Connect Attorneys and Clients in Need

Sep 29, 2011, 10:30 ET from Public Counsel

Nation's largest pro-bono law firm launches nation's first legal services iPhone app

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro-bono law firm, now has the nation's first mobile phone app to connect clients in need with attorneys and other volunteers ready to help. The Public Counsel Force for Good app is available for free download for iPhone and iPad.

"Mobile media is about connecting people and changing lives, from the political revolutions in the Middle East to the fight against the recession here at home," said Public Counsel President and CEO Hernan Vera. "Public Counsel has created a way for people to connect instantly to change their futures. The Public Counsel Force for Good app promises to link our staff attorneys and social workers, our partners from the nation's top law firms and law schools, and people in need of legal advice and representation."

Public Counsel's clients include immigrants seeking asylum, small businesses with a social mission, veterans in need of our country's promise, people fighting to hang onto their homes and livelihoods, and children and families seeking fair education. With a staff of 100 attorneys and social workers, Public Counsel is the nation's largest not-for-profit law firm of its kind, serving more than 32,000 people every year.

The Public Counsel Force for Good app gives three ways for people to connect with Public Counsel:

  • Refer a case – to tell us about a person who needs our help.
  • Take a case – to get the latest urgent cases and other volunteer opportunities, and email us for more information or to take a case.
  • Update us on a case – for current volunteers to tell us what's happening with their cases.

The app is designed for community-based groups and elected leaders to contact us about potential clients and for volunteer attorneys to quickly scan and find cases that fit their expertise.

"Working with the nation's top law firms and experts in their fields multiplies the impact we can have on the community, and that's what we're hoping to achieve with the Force for Good app," said David Daniels, Public Counsel's Pro Bono Director.

To get the app visit www.publiccounsel.org/volunteer or search "Public Counsel Force for Good" at Apple's app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/public-counsel-force-for-good/id452907261?mt=8

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