The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
June 16, 2015

CPBO at the ACC Annual Meeting in Beantown

ACC AM 2015
The PBEye is pleased to announce that the CPBO team will be traveling to Boston for the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting. The meeting, held October 18 – 21, will feature in-house pro bono at the following events:

Clinic in a Box® Program Training Sunday, October 18
This training session is for ACC Chapters and legal departments interested in co-hosting a Clinic in a Box® program. Developed by CPBO, these half-day legal audit clinics provide in-house counsel the opportunity to advise nonprofit organizations or small businesses while earning CLE credit. To obtain a limited support license, co-hosts must first either have hosted a clinic in the past or attend this training, during which CPBO will provide detailed instruction on hosting these events.  (Note that registration is required and there is a separate fee to participate in this program.)

Clinic in a Box® Program Monday, October 19
Co-hosted at the Annual Meeting by CPBO, ACC Northeast, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo*†, and The Lawyers Clearinghouse, CPBO’s Clinic in a Box® program offers in-house counsel the opportunity to earn CLE credit and provide legal assistance to representatives of Boston area nonprofits. (Note that pre-registration is required to participate.)

Pro Bono Breakfast Tuesday, October 20
At this breakfast, attendees will meet with CPBO and other in-house counsel interested in pro bono and share information about pro bono trends and best practices in in-house pro bono. Please contact CPBO Project Assistant Josh Lefebvre in advance if you plan to attend the breakfast.

Session: The Chief Legal Officer’s View of In-house Pro Bono Tuesday, October 20
In-house pro bono continues to thrive, despite uncertainties in the market, a stressful business climate, and a continuing push to control costs and do more with less. A panel of leading in-house counsel will give an overview of in-house pro bono, discuss the role of CLOs and other leaders in supporting such efforts and address the growth and importance of in-house pro bono within legal departments, companies, and the communities where they work.

Meet with CPBO Sunday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 21
CPBO always looks forward to meeting with attendees when they have free time between programs. If you are interested in sitting down with CPBO for a few minutes to discuss options and initiatives for yourself, your legal department, or your chapter, please contact CPBO to set up a time that is convenient for you. Or, stop by the CPBO booth in the exhibit hall to see new resources and chat with the CPBO team.

To find out more about the events listed above, please contact CPBO Director Eve Runyon, and for the complete ACC Annual Meeting schedule, click here. We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

* denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project