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Oven Digital Signed for Public Interest Law Site

Pro Bono Net signed Oven Digital to create an online community of public interest lawyers, a project aimed at enhancing legal services for low income individuals and communities.

Investor George Soros's Open Society Institute is backing the project, which is set to be launched on Oct. 1, Oven Digital said. Billings were not disclosed.

"Pro Bono Net looked for an agency that understood the scope of what we are trying to accomplish, which is building an online public interest legal community to link thousands of lawyers around the various parts of the legal community who provide legal services to low income individuals and communities and for the public interest," said Michael Hertz, Pro Bono Net director.

The site is slated to include news and events information, a listing of volunteer opportunities, training materials, and forums allowing volunteer lawyers to exchange information through discussion groups and e-mail lists.