Pro Bono Institute created its first-ever Virtual Conference to provide you with the same engaging content as our Annual Conference, including many of the dynamic sessions and impressive speakers! PBI’s Virtual Conference will last 4 weeks with one or two sessions each weekday. If you miss a “live” presentation, you can access sessions at your convenience. Many sessions offer CLE credit.
Thanks to PBI’s Virtual Conference Sponsors!
(as of May 4, 2020)
PRO BONO CHAMPION
PRO BONO LEADER
PRO BONO BENEFACTOR
PRO BONO PARTNER
|Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Alston & Bird
Williams & Connolly
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
PRO BONO ADVOCATE
|Animal Legal Defense Fund
Deere & Company
Foley & Lardner
|Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
General Electric Company
O’Melveny & Myers
PRO BONO SUPPORTER
|Dorsey & Whitney
Fenwick & West
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
|Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
To sponsor PBI’s Virtual Conference, please contact
Danny Reed, Director of Development, at
202.729.6691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Postponed Awards Presentation
Unable to host its 2020 Annual Conference on March 17–19 due to the coronavirus pandemic, PBI has postponed the presentation of its 2020 Chesterfield Smith Award and 2020 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award. PBI will announce an update on the awards presentation when it becomes available.
2020 Chesterfield Smith Award
John J. Conroy, Jr.
Principal, Baker & McKenzie LLP
The Chesterfield Smith Award is named after the late Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Holland & Knight, who believed passionately and completely in equal justice for all, while standing firm in his conviction that public service and pro bono are absolutely essential elements in the lives of lawyers and in the work of great law firms.
An accomplished international banking and finance lawyer, John has demonstrated a career-long commitment to initiatives that address critical societal issues, including access to justice, human rights, diversity, and environmental stewardship. He has served on the boards of numerous civic, educational, and charitable organizations, including Pro Bono Institute’s Board of Directors since 2011. READ MORE
2020 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award
American International Group, Inc. and
Lucy Fato, AIG’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel
A charter signatory to PBI’s Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative, AIG has supported pro bono efforts by its global team for more than 10 years. AIG’s pro bono program enjoys a high level of support from its leadership, including Brian Duperreault, AIG’s Chief Executive Officer, and Lucy Fato, AIG’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel, and includes a pro bono committee of seven lawyers with a chairman, Deputy General Counsel Eric Kobrick, who has served in that role since the inception of the program. In 2012, the department formalized its program, developing an infrastructure that has led to expanded pro bono offerings in the U.S. and around the globe and a significant increase in pro bono engagement. In the past five years alone, AIG volunteers have provided approximately 20,000 hours of pro bono legal services to a broad range of clients, including domestic violence survivors, veterans, nonprofit organizations, and low- to moderate-income micro-entrepreneurs. READ MORE