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Why Do Pro Bono

December 1, 2014

Video: WDPB – Bukola Aina, Verizon

Not only is pro bono the “right thing to do”, it also gives corporations and organizations an opportunity to represent the values of their lawyers and non-lawyers. This week, we hear from Bukola Aina, counsel, IP Litigation, Verizon Communications, Inc. **, as she explains why pro bono is beneficial to all lawyers.

** denotes Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatory

November 3, 2014

Video: WDPB – David March, Target Corporation

Lawyers have unique skills that can be very beneficial to pro bono clients. This week, we hear from David March, senior counsel at Target Corporation** as he explains why doing pro bono is important to him both personally and professionally.

** denotes Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatory

October 3, 2014

Video: WDPB – Michael Silverman, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Michael Silverman, executive director of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, explains why partnerships with law firms and corporate legal departments are extremely valuable to his organization’s pro bono efforts.

September 3, 2014

Video: WDPB – Jerri Shick, O’Melveny & Myers

Pro bono is a great opportunity for making unexpected and sometimes lifelong connections. This week, we hear from Jerri Shick, pro bono counsel at O’Melveny & Myers*, as she explains how pro bono work helped her form a personal connection with a client.

denotes Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® signatory

August 4, 2014

Video: WDPB – Bill Lienhard, Volunteers of Legal Service

Many attorneys remember their first time representing a client in court and how intimidating it was. Now imagine how intimidating it must be for clients who are forced to represent themselves without proper training and guidance. This week, we hear from Executive Director of Volunteers of Legal Service Bill Lienhard as he explains his personal experience as a new attorney and the importance of pro bono.

July 1, 2014

Video: WDPB – Saralyn Cohen, Shearman & Sterling

Pro bono can help attorneys feel they are a part of a larger community, whether it’s in their firm or in their own neighborhood. This week, we hear from Saralyn Cohen, pro bono counsel and director of pro bono at Shearman & Sterling* as she describes the many benefits of doing pro bono.

denotes Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® signatory
† denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project

June 2, 2014

Video: WDPB – Garth Meintjes, International Senior Lawyers Project

There are so many great reasons to do pro bono! This week, we hear from Garth Meintjes, executive director, International Senior Lawyers Project as he shares what he believes is the most important reason to do pro bono.

March 13, 2014

Video: WDPB – Annie Pineda, The Bronx Defenders

Pro bono gives lawyers an opportunity to think creatively and use problem-solving skills that they may not use in their everyday line of work. This week, we hear from Annie Pineda, pro bono attorney at The Bronx Defenders, as she explains why doing pro bono can be an eye-opening experience.

November 12, 2013

Video: WDPB – Allen Kato, Fenwick & West

We’ve all been beneficiaries of some kind of assistance, right? This week we hear from Allen Kato, associate at Fenwick & West*. Take a listen as Kato explains why he believes it is important for lawyers to  give back to the community.

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

October 1, 2013

Video: WDPB – Ciro Colombara, Rivadeneira, Colombara, Zegers

We are always happy to hear from our pro bono friends in other countries! This week we hear from Ciro Colombara, partner at Rivadeneira, Colombara, Zegers in Santiago, Chile.  Colombara explains why he believes pro bono work can help attorneys gain exposure to the various issues in their communities.

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