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2013 PBI Annual Conference

The 2013 PBI Annual Conference proved to be a success with more than 350 participants from law firms, in-house legal departments, and public interest organizations from all over the world.

The Conference featured some key perennial sessions such as Law Firm Pro Bono 101 for our new and newish pro bono leaders and the Partnering with Legal Departments session for  law firm leaders interested in the developing relationships with legal departments . We also featured some new sessions to address recent changes in pro bono culture and practice, the ever growing in-house pro bono movement, and the integration of technology into pro bono practice. The Conference concluded with a very special interactive discussion from a panel of guest judges.

The 2013 PBI Annual Conference at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC March 15, 2013.

Reed Smith LLP’s Global Managing Partner Greg Jordan

PBI presented its prestigious 2013 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award and its Chesterfield Smith Awards at the  Annual Conference Reception held at the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts on March 15. The reception was  generously sponsored by Reed Smith LLP with an opening welcome from Reed Smith LLP’s Global Managing Partner Greg Jordan.

Click below to read more about our 2013 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award Winner Bruce Kuhlik and the legal department of Merck & Co., Inc., and The Chesterfield Smith Awardees Judge Jonathan Lippman and Robert E. Juceam.

The 2013 Zelon Award – Bruce Kuhlik and Merck & Co., Inc.

The Chesterfield Smith Award – Robert E. Juceam

The Chesterfield Smith Award – Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

 2013 Annual Conference Sponsors

2013 Conference Reception Photos

Remarks from the 2013 PBI Annual Conference reception:

Judge Robert Katzmann

Robert Juceam

Esther Lardent

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

David Ogden

Bruce Kuhlik

Jim Jones

Conference video footage:

Esther Lardent’s “State of Pro Bono” speech

PBI’s Tribute to Bricker Lavik and Bill McBride