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March 7, 2017

Webinar Recap — In-House Pro Bono Partnership: Self Help Resource Center

On February 16, PBI hosted the webinar “In-House Pro Bono Partnership: Self Help Resource Center” which provided an in-depth look at the 2016 CPBO Partner Award Recipients. The CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award recognizes innovative team approaches to pro bono work involving in-house legal departments, law firms, and public interest groups.

The 2016 CPBO Partner Award honored the pro bono partnership between Entergy Corporation**, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, and the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, to develop and support the Orleans Parish Self Help Resource Center (SHRC).  The SHRC is a help desk that assists thousands of unrepresented low-income and vulnerable domestic court litigants in the Greater New Orleans area. Launched by the Civil District Court with significant help from Entergy’s legal department, the initiative exemplifies the value and influence of leadership by in-house legal departments in the area of pro bono service.

The webinar features the following speakers discussing the ins and outs of the partnership as well as how to replicate the Self Help Resource Center in other locations or for other areas of law:

  • Judge Bernadette G. D’Souza, Domestic Section, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Jonathan M. Rhodes, Executive Director, Louisiana Civil Justice Center
  • Wendy Hickok Robinson, Assistant General Counsel – Litigation, Entergy Services, Inc.
  • Michael W. Schachtam, Self-Represented Litigation Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association

Did you miss the program? Don’t worry, it’s available on-demand! In-house participants should contact CPBO Project Assistant Virginia Lyon for registration information. Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Firms should contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Elysse DeRita for the promotional code to register. CLE credit is available for this program in many states. Be sure to check back often for other online offerings and browse the other webinars available on-demand.

To find out more about the CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award or in-house pro bono, please contact CPBO.

**denotes a Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatory

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