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Pro Bono As We See It
December 8, 2011

Now Available: Best Practices for Pro Bono Committees

A well-functioning pro bono committee can solidify an institutional commitment to pro bono work and enhance a law firm’s pro bono performance.  Ultimately, for a committee to be successful, it is essential that members communicate and function harmoniously, and that there is meaningful participation from group members.

Through its research and consultative services, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project has amassed a wealth of information regarding pro bono committees.  If your firm has decided to form a pro bono committee, or if you are looking for new ways to reinvigorate an established committee, consider the options and best practices for committee structure, membership, size, mandate, and resources discussed in this brand new publication: Best Practices for Creating and Maintaining an Effective Law Firm Pro Bono Committee.

Topics addressed include:

  • Committee Composition;
  • Structuring Your Committee;
  • Committee Operations;
  • Publicizing Committee Presence within the Firm; and
  • Leadership Support.

This publication is available free of charge to Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Firms and to all others for purchase.  To obtain a copy please contact Law Firm Project Assistant, Christine Sutherland.  If your firm is not yet a member, you can enjoy the many benefits, such as access to all publications free of charge, by becoming one today!

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