2009 Pro Bono Institute Seminar and Forum on In-House Corporate Pro Bono

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Click here for the official seminar website and registration form. (Washington, DC)

About the Seminar
The Pro Bono Institute Annual Seminar is the legal profession’s premier global pro bono conference specifically tailored to the interests, needs, and issues faced by law firm leaders – chairs, managing partners, practice group and office leaders, pro bono committee chairs and members, pro bono partners, counsel, coordinators, and other pro bono-responsible staff – involved in the direction, oversight, support and administration of major law firms and their pro bono programs. For busy law firm leaders, the Seminar offers, in one place at one time, the most comprehensive and high quality information on law firm pro bono – tested ideas and concrete guidance that will enhance the performance, efficiency, effectiveness and stature of your firm’s pro bono efforts.

At a time of institutional change and economic uncertainty, making the most of the extraordinary skills and human capital available through the pro bono efforts of major law firms is more critical than ever – for law firms themselves as well as nonprofit groups and their clients who desperately need legal assistance. Attending the Seminar is a wise and important investment in your firm’s pro bono capacity, and the most efficient and effective means of retooling and fine-tuning your pro bono efforts.

The 2009 Seminar offers an exciting blend of core programming on law firm pro bono essentials and innovative new sessions to take your firm’s program to new levels of performance and impact. This year’s program is designed to keep your firm’s pro bono program vital and relevant in a time of economic turbulence and institutional transition. This year’s sessions will focus on:

- Emerging trends in law firm culture, practice and economics and their impact on pro bono.
- Best practices in pro bono administration, policies, practices and projects.
- Cutting-edge trends and innovative models of pro bono practice.
- Networking, networking, networking – more time for candid and informed discussions with your peers at other major law firms in the US and around the world as well as unparalleled opportunities to connect with your colleagues in the fast-growing community of in-house corporate pro bono and with leaders of the public interest community.
- Access to seminal empirical research on pro bono trends and issues that will guide the future direction of your firm’s pro bono program.

Kevin J. Curnin, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

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