Learn How to Secure Management Support for Pro Bono at the Upcoming Forum on In-House Pro Bono
If you haven’t yet registered for the 2011 Seminar and Forum on In-House Pro Bono (March 3-5 in Washington, D.C.), now’s the time to do so — online registration closes 2/18! For corporate legal departments, the Forum will address a range of issues pertaining to in-house pro bono, and will provide participants with an opportunity to collaborate with other in-house attorneys and network with law firms and public interest organizations.
The opening session at this year’s Forum will focus on securing management support for pro bono. Uncertainties in the market, changes in state and federal regulations, and a greater push to accomplish more with less have increased pressure and scrutiny from business clients on in-house legal departments. For some, this may reopen the question of why legal departments should sponsor formal pro bono programs. Through role play and discussion, this lively session will consider the benefits of in-house pro bono and how best to market the case for pro bono at all levels of the company – from the general counsel to the CFO and CEO. In particular, the session will focus on how to communicate the benefits of pro bono to the individual employee, to the company, and to the larger community.