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  • Eve Runyon Named President and CEO of Pro Bono Institute

    Eve Runyon HeadshotThe Board of Directors of Pro Bono Institute is pleased to announce that Eve Runyon, Director of Corporate Pro Bono, has been named the organization’s new President and CEO. Runyon succeeds Esther Lardent, who founded PBI and held the roles of President and CEO for 19 years before stepping down for health reasons in 2015.

    Click here to read the full press release.
  • PBI Mourns the Passing of Founder Esther F. Lardent

    It is with profound sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Institute marks the passing of our beloved friend and founder Esther F. Lardent. Under Esther’s inspired leadership since its founding 20 years ago, PBI has been a leading voice in the cause of equal access to justice and an important agent in the transformation of pro bono legal services. Board Statement - PBI Statement

    Esther requested that donations be made to PBI in lieu of flowers. Please contact Kelly Simon, Director of Development, at 202.729.6691 or send an e-mail if you wish to make a donation in memory of Esther.
  • New Resources for Global Pro Bono

    Global MapGetting started or looking to improve your global pro bono program? PBI has two new publications to help you.

    • Global Due Diligence Manual (Webinar - May 5)
    • A Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities in 84 Jurisdictions (2016)

    Click here for more information.
  • Member Benefit – Summer Associate Programming

    PBI Law Firm Pro Bono Project LogoEach summer, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project participates in a number of informational programs for summer associates, during which Project staff, along with firm partners, directors, managers, coordinators, associates, and pro bono committee members, discuss an array of pro bono-related topics.

    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 Eva Richardson.