The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
June 20, 2017

CPBO at the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting

The PBEye is happy to announce that the CPBO team will be staying put in D.C. for the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting. At the meeting, held October 15 – 18, you can get your recommended dose of in-house pro bono at the following events:

Clinic in a Box® Program Training  Sunday, October 15, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Is your ACC chapter or legal department interested in co-hosting a Clinic in a Box® program? Join CPBO and be trained to co-host a Clinic in a Box® program, a half-day clinic that provides in-house counsel the opportunity to advise nonprofit organizations or small businesses while earning CLE credit.  (Note that registration is required and there is a separate fee to participate in this program.)

Clinic in a Box® Program  Monday, October 16, 8:30 am – 1:15 pm
Earn CLE credit while providing pro bono services to nonprofit organizations that are in great need of legal assistance. In the first half of the clinic, law firm experts train participants, who during the second half meet in teams with representatives of D.C. area nonprofits to provide legal advice. Training materials and information about the nonprofit clients are provided to participants in advance. (Note that pre-registration is required to participate.)

Session: Ethics of In-house Pro Bono  Tuesday, October 17, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Are you concerned about pro bono practice and ethics rules, and/or interested in learning how you and your legal department can engage in providing pro bono legal services? This session will provide an overview of the ethical issues in-house attorneys face when representing clients in pro bono matters in the US, as well as address practical issues related to in-house pro bono. Topics will include administering a pro bono program, managing conflicts (both legal and business), and securing malpractice insurance.

Meet with CPBO  Sunday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 18 
CPBO 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, and for the complete ACC Annual Meeting schedule, click here. We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!