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December 10, 2013

Webinar Recap: In-House Pro Bono Trends


A few weeks ago PBI hosted a webinar exploring developments within in-house pro bono. CPBO Director Eve Runyon moderated the panel, which included Royal Bank of Canada** Senior Counsel Alison Burton, Verizon Communications Inc.** Assistant General Counsel Celeste Como, Target Corporation** Senior Counsel, Commercial Transactions David March, and Mayo Clinic** Immigration Counsel Chris Wendt.

The program discussed the recently released CPBO 2012 Benchmarking Report, which summarizes the results of a survey regarding in-house pro bono trends. The webinar included an overview of in-house pro bono and examples from the participants’ legal departments. The panel of in-house pro bono leaders discussed:

  • program administration,
  • insurance,
  • partnerships,
  • projects,
  • global, and
  • communication and recognition.

Missed it?  Don’t worry – the program is available on-demand. In-house participants should contact CPBO Project Assistant Eric Florenz for registration information. Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member law firms should contact Law Firm Project Assistant Eva Richardson for the promotional code to register.

CLE credit is available for this program in many states. Check back often for other online offerings and browse the other webinars available on-demand.

To find out more about in-house pro bono trends make sure to read our recent blogs about budgets, insurance, communications, and partnerships. These blogs highlight select responses from the 2012 Benchmarking Report and explain their relevance in supporting the development of in-house pro bono programs.

**denotes Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge®