The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
February 23, 2011

VIDEO: Law Firms and Pro Bono Post-Recession

PBI is privileged to have such a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer as Jim Jones as chair of its Board of Directors.   Jones, who is senior vice president of Thomson Reuters and Chairman of the Hildebrandt Institute, has been a critical thinker in matters of pro bono and strong advocate in the fight to close the justice gap.

Naturally, when Jones stopped by the PBI office for a visit, The PBEye had plenty of questions for him.  But in the interest of being timely (and keeping up with fast-paced online media) we asked him to talk a bit about the direction law firms are taking post-recession and how that will impact pro bono.  Jones digs right into the heart of the economic issues that have affected the way firms do business and how firm culture has evolved.  He also gives an excellent snapshot of “then and now” that provides context for the direction in which law firms are going.

We also asked about PBI’s role in pro bono going forward.  We won’t spoil it for you, but here’s a hint: it’s big.

Jones will be among dozens of speakers at the PBI 2011 Annual Seminar and Forum on In-House Pro Bono March 3-5 in Washington, D.C.  If you’re looking for more great information about pro bono on a range of topics, register today.

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