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As legal aid and nonprofit offices have closed and attorneys are working from home due to Covid-19, organizations have had to quickly adapt to the changing legal landscape and incorporate remote legal tools to serve an increasing number of clients.  Many groups are using these tools for the first time, while others are expanding on existing remote practices and integrating pro bono attorneys to broaden their impact. 

Join Samantha Ingram, Director of Pro Bono Programs, Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), Carolyn Kim, Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pro Bono Net to learn what remote tools and best practices are available to help organizations innovate quickly and effectively.

Briefing Description:

  1. What remote service methods/tools currently exist and have been adopted by legal services organizations and nonprofits
    • Highlights of programs that have successfully integrated remote legal services into their practice
  2. With the increase in the need for remote work due to the coronavirus, what unique challenges and legal issues are organizations facing and how are they adapting
  3. How to incorporate pro bono attorneys into remote work
    • What are the roles and responsibilities of the legal services organization and the pro bono attorney and best practices for communication and managing that relationship
    • What resources are available to connect pro bono attorneys with opportunities, particularly in areas of high need
  4. Best practices for organizations getting started with remote practice
    • Highlights of practices that can be applied to a wide variety of legal areas and types of client service to help organizations adopt remote tools to better and more efficiently assist clients in the Covid-19 landscape

Samantha Ingram, Carolyn H. Kim, Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz

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