The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
June 6, 2012

Listen In: Exciting Webinars from PBI

This year PBI, in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, will be presenting our Best of the 2012 Annual Conference webinar series. In addition to revisiting key topics from the 2012 PBI Annual Conference, the webinars will provide participants with instruction on how to involve their law firm or  legal department in meaningful pro bono projects.

Registration is free for Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Law Firms and available at a low-cost to other interested persons. The programs will also be available on demand shortly after the original broadcast date. Law firm participants should contact Law Firm Project Assistant Christine Sutherland for the promotional code to register for any of the programs. Corporate participants should contact Sarah Neuman for registration information. CLE credits are available for both webinars in many states.

Pro Bono in Practice: Veterans” on June 22 at 1 p.m. EDT, will explore veterans-related pro bono opportunities and developments.  The discussion will include emerging issues, how to get started, and opportunities for collaboration.  The webinar will also coverwhether and how, given the state of the law and legal needs, veterans-related pro bono delivery systems can be taken to scale, in ways that range from litigation to transactional to policy work. The speakers will be:

  • Ronald Flagg, partner, Sidley Austin LLP*, and Chairman of the Board, National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP);
  • Bruce Ives, vice president and Deputy General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)**;
  • Rick Little, director, Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA), Public Counsel Law Center;
  • Margaret Middleton, co-founder and executive director, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC); and
  • Amanda Smith, pro bono partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP*

On June 28, at 1 p.m. EDT, “Pro Bono and the Crisis in Legal Aid” will take place, featuring Esther F. Lardent, president and CEO of PBI, and James J. Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

The webinar will explore how law firms and legal departments can strengthen support for legal services and legal aid, diminish the impact of severe budget cuts, and ensure that pro bono activities address and meet the most pressing legal needs of the poor and disenfranchised.

Before attending, check out previous videos on The PBEye from our friend Jim Sandman talking about why pro bono is important and what legal services need in terms of resource:

VIDEO: WDPB – Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation

VIDEO: Legal Services and You


* Denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
** Denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono ChallengeSM