The 2013 Conference is Underway!
Today is the day – the 2013 PBI Conference has begun! We kicked things off this morning with sessions for newcomers to pro bono and pro bono veterans.
In Law Firm Pro Bono 101, we invited leaders at law firms that have recently created or restructured a formal pro bono program and managing partners, pro bono committee chairs, pro bono counsel, partners, managers, and coordinators who are new to their positions to get a crash course on the basics of running a good program.
Meanwhile in the Partnering with Legal Departments session, participants explored realistic goals and expectations regarding partnerships with legal departments, how to – and not to – “market” the firm, what legal departments need, want, and expect from a partnership, and what law firms need to bring to the table to launch and sustain an effective partnership.
Up next is our Peer to Peer to working lunch, where attendees can meet with their counterparts from other firms and discuss pro bono, trade ideas, and make new contacts. Come nibble and network with us this afternoon.
There’s so much more ahead. If you haven’t already planned out all of the session you want to attend, download an agenda or grab one at the registration desk.