VIDEO: Pro Bono, the Recession, and Public Interest
The PBEye recently had the privilege of meeting with Appleseed Executive Director Betsy Cavendish who has guided the organization through a number of social justice programs, particularly in the areas of financial access, education, and immigrant rights — and has a unique perspective on the issues.
The PBEye snagged Cavendish for a few minutes to talk about trends in pro bono through the recession from the perspective of a public interest organization that works with law firms and legal departments to help close the justice gap on daily basis. We’ve shared her thoughts on the growth of pro bono work through the recession, the emergence of new pro bono opportunities, and new interest in controversial projects among other topics.
PBI offers a number of services and resources to public interest organizations that are looking to partner with law firms and corporate legal departments to further their missions. More information is available here.