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The Pro Bono Institute Annual Conference (previously the Annual Seminar/Forum) is the legal profession’s premier pro bono event and the only conference specifically tailored to the interests, needs, resources, and issues faced by law firm leaders, chief legal officers and in-house lawyers, and public interest and legal services pro bono leaders.

Who Should Attend?
Law firm chairs, managing partners, practice group and office leaders, pro bono committee chairs, pro bono partners, counsel, coordinators, and relationship partners – involved in the direction, oversight, support, and administration of major law firms and their pro bono programs; chief legal officers and in-house lawyers; and, by invitation only, public interest and legal services pro bono leaders.

Why Should Law Firm Leaders Attend the Conference?
The Conference provides an in-depth, timely, and practical orientation to leading practices and emerging issues, trends and innovations, cutting-edge developments in the fast-changing world of corporate in-house pro bono, and new and compelling pro bono opportunities in public interest law. The Conference offers, in one place at one time, the most comprehensive, reliable, high-quality information on law firm pro bono – ideas and guidance that will enhance the performance, efficiency, effectiveness, and stature of a firm’s pro bono efforts; innovations that will distinguish the firm and enhance its reputation as a pro bono leader; and strategies to promote change, enhance momentum, and foster the sustained successful partnerships that increase the value of pro bono service and leverage a firm’s investment in pro bono.

Why Should Chief Legal Officers and In-House Lawyers Attend the Conference?
The Conference, provides a unique opportunity to address issues of compliance, reputation, and corporate responsibility from a different, legally-oriented, and critically important perspective – that of pro bono publico service. PBI offers the opportunity to participate in the only national and global gathering designed specifically to address the interests and issues of in-house leaders seeking to participate meaningfully and effectively in pro bono work, establish or enhance a pro bono program in their legal department, or add a pro bono component to their company’s existing volunteer and charitable giving programs. Whether your legal department has a history of pro bono involvement or is deciding for the first time to formalize a pro bono effort, the Conference provides access to all the information and resources that you need, including unparalleled networking with your peers at other legal departments and with public interest and law firm pro bono leaders.

How Can Public Interest and Legal Services Pro Bono Leaders Attend?
Public interest and legal services pro bono leaders may participate, on an invitation-only basis, in a portion of the Conference. Please contact us if you would like more information or are not currently on the invitation list.

If you’ve never been to the PBI Annual Conference, check out¬†coverage of the 2014 Conference.