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  • Puzzles 2Congratulations to PBI's 2015 CPBO Partner Award Recipients

    This year, for the first time, PBI will present two CPBO partner awards at its Annual Dinner on November 5 in New York. The 2015 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award – Large Law will be presented to BNY Mellon, White & Case and The National LGBT Bar Association for their high-impact collaboration. The 2015 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award – Small Law will be presented to Best Buy and Volunteer Lawyers Network for their decade-long, sustainable collaboration.
    Read the press releases:

    2015 CPBO Partner Award - Large Law
    2015 CPBO Partner Award - Small Law  
  • Congratulations to PBI's 2015 John H. Pickering Award Recipient

    sidley-austin-logoPBI has announced that it will present Sidley Austin with its 2015 John H. Pickering Award at its Annual Dinner on November 5 in New York. The Pickering Award is presented annually to a law firm that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to pro bono service.

    Sidley's longstanding commitment to pro bono and public service is underscored by its robust and innovative pro bono program, and the firm continually demonstrates its core values by working on behalf of pro bono clients around the world to enhance their clients' quality of life and improve their communities.

  • A Message from PBI's Board Chair

    As Pro Bono Institute (PBI) approaches its 20th Anniversary in 2016, the Board of Directors wants to inform you of a significant change in PBI’s future leadership structure. Esther Lardent, PBI’s founder, President, and CEO, is stepping down from her current position and will be transitioning into a strategic advisory role in the organization.

    Click here to read the full message from PBI Board of Directors Chair James W. Jones and a personal message from Esther Lardent.
  • 2015AD-Save-the-DateSave the Date: 2015 PBI Annual Dinner

    Mark your calendar for the 2015 PBI Annual Dinner on November 5 in New York.  PBI hosts the Annual Dinner to recognize major law firms, corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations that have made significant, innovative, and impactful contributions in pro bono legal work. This year's Annual Dinner, "Celebrate the Future of Pro Bono," acknowledges all we have accomplished in the 20 years since launching the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® while we prepare for the challenges ahead.

    To support the Annual Dinner, please download the Sponsorship Packet, or contact Kelly Simon (202.729.6691) for more information.
  • EFL-Tribute-webCongratulations to Esther F. Lardent

    Pro Bono Institute's (PBI) founding President and CEO Esther F. Lardent will receive The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and the Western Center on Law & Poverty's Earl Johnson Equal Justice Award in October. To read The American Lawyer's profile on Lardent, click here.

    Esther has earned numerous awards for her service and progressive ideas and projects including being named one of Legal Times’ “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years” (2008) and one of The American Lawyer's “Top 50 Innovators” (2013).
  • 2016 Annual Conference Save the Date

    Save the Date: 2016 PBI Annual Conference

    Mark your calendar for the 2016 PBI Annual Conference!

    When: March 23-25
    Where: Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

    Learn more about PBI's Annual Conference.