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Pro Bono As We See It
February 21, 2011

In-House Pro Bono 101

Is your legal department looking to formalize a pro bono program?  If so, this year’s Forum session In-House Basics is a great place to gather relevant information and engage in lively discussion about common challenges and best practices.

Designed for legal departments that have recently created or restructured a formal pro bono program, or are in the process of doing so, this session offers a brief but comprehensive orientation to the basics of designing, guiding,  implementing, or administering a successful in-house legal department pro bono program.  Leading the discussion about in-house pro bono basics will be a team of Caterpillar* attorneys who have been integral to the success of the award-winning Caterpillar pro bono program.  Panelists will discuss their experiences getting started with pro bono and will answer questions pertaining to nascent pro bono programs. 

 Caterpillar is one of many legal departments that CPBO has assisted to implement a successful pro bono program.  CPBO, a partnership project of PBI and the Association of Corporate Counsel* (ACC), provides free and confidential technical assistance to in-house counsel, legal departments and ACC chapters.  Toward this end, CPBO has developed a collection of resources for legal departments looking to undertake a pro bono program and many of those resources will be provided to Forum participants.

For a complete list of Forum sessions, click here.  If you have questions or would like to register for the Seminar/Forum, please send an email to or call 202.973.8720.  

*denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono ChallengeSM