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Registration fee waivers and discounts are widely available to attorneys, paralegals and staff working in nonprofit and legal services organizations; pro bono volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardship. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
An expert panel will discuss some of the issues the legal community faces surrounding pro bono work by in-house counsel. They will explore methods and opportunities for in-house counsel to engage in pro bono work. Topics will include:
- Experiences of attorneys working from various perspectives -- an in-house corporate attorney, Pro Bono Counsel for an AmLaw 100 firm, and the Corporate Engagement Counsel for a nonprofit that regularly works with in-house counsel
- Best practices for overcoming challenges of in-house counsel pro bono engagement, such as subject-matter and time constraints
- A brief overview of resources available to in-house counsel for finding and engaging in pro bono work
All in-house counsel interested in pro bono are encouraged to attend, as are law firm attorneys and nonprofit attorneys who partner or are interested in partnering with in-house counsel on pro bono matters.
Register now for this presentation in observance of the ABA's 10th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono.
- Jessica Penkoff, Esq. - Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
- Grace M. Gilligan, Esq. - Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Katherine (Katie) M. Marquart, Esq. - Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
- Gina DelChiaro, Esq. - Corporate Engagement Counsel, Lawyers Alliance for New York