Non-Lawyers Can Do Pro Bono, Too
Involving non-lawyers not only aids pro bono clients, but it also can confer benefits to the law firm or legal department doing pro bono work. PBI has published a several articles on this topic. The PBEye has highlighted the contributions non-lawyers make to pro bono projects at law firms and legal departments across the country. PBI’s Law Firm Project has published a longer paper called Broadening the Bench: Involving Nonlawyer Staff in Law Firm Pro Bono. To receive a copy of the paper, contact Christine Sutherland.
At the Annual Conference, PBI will present “Expanding Your Pro Bono Capacity: Meaningful Use of Non-Lawyers, a session led by Evelyn Becker, pro bono director at Children’s Law Center; Mary Benton, pro bono partner at Alston & Bird LLP*†; and Traci Braun, assistant general counsel at Exelon Corporation**. The panelists have a great deal of experience involving non-lawyers in the pro bono work of their respective organizations, and we are excited to have them share their ideas and advice.
* denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
† denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project
**denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono ChallengeSM