The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
March 1, 2018

Schedule Your Summer Associate Programming Today!

We’re hearing more and more about summer associates’ interest in pro bono from our law firm leader stakeholders. Pro bono has grown in significance as part of the summer associate experience and is now a crucial differentiator as talented law students make decisions about their futures. As benefit for our members, each year, Law Firm Pro Bono Project staff members participate in a number of informational programs, during which we, along with firm partners, directors, managers, coordinators, associates, and pro bono committee members, make presentations on and discuss an array of pro bono-related topics, such as:

  • the relationship of pro bono to professional and skill development;
  • national trends in pro bono;
  • “hot” and emerging areas in pro bono;
  • developments in in-house pro bono;
  • pro bono and access to justice current events; and
  • the particular operations of the firm’s pro bono program and new initiatives.

We aim to inspire and engage. These events are important representations of a firm’s commitment to pro bono and are useful tools for orienting and engaging your newest recruits. Put our consulting services to work for your firm. We are happy to tailor our participation and the program design to your firm’s specific needs.

If your member law firm is interested in scheduling and designing a meeting (which may be conducted in person or by video) as part of your summer associate program, please contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Elysse DeRita. Please note that it may not be possible to fill all requests this year, so schedule your event soon.