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Produced in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, PBI offers a series of  low-cost webinars. These programs, which generally offer CLE credits, focus on topics ranging from reprising sessions from the most recent Annual Conference to current and evolving issues in legal pro bono.

Registration Information:
Registration is free for Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Law Firms. Law firm participants should contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Eva Richardson for the promotional code to register for the live programs or get them on demand free of charge once they have aired.

Corporate participants should contact Corporate Pro Bono Project Assistant Josh Lefebvre for registration information.

Recent Webinars

All past webinars are available on demand.

Best of the 2015 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono in Practice: Education
July 28, 2015
This program is part of a series of webinars reprising and supplementing select sessions from the 2015 PBI Annual Conference. This program will explore pro bono opportunities and legal developments in the fast-changing area of education. The discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, ranging from litigation to policy work; emerging legal issues; how to get started; and opportunities for collaboration. Learn about pressing education issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, special education advocacy, homelessness, and charter schools.

Best of the 2015 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono in Practice: Criminal Justice

June 25, 2015
This program is part of a series of webinars reprising and supplementing select sessions from the 2015 PBI Annual Conference. This program will explore pro bono opportunities and legal developments related to the criminal justice system. The discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, ranging from litigation to policy work; emerging legal issues; how to get started; and opportunities for collaboration. Learn about pressing criminal justice-related issues such as criminal justice debt, clemency, and juvenile justice.

Best of the 2015 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono for Entrepreneurial Clients: Small Businesses and Social Entrepreneurs

June 9, 2015
This program is part of a series of webinars reprising and supplementing select sessions from the 2015 PBI Annual Conference. A growing number of transactional pro bono opportunities, including complex and sophisticated ones, involve social entrepreneurs and small businesses. This practical discussion will focus on best practices for providing pro bono representation to these transformative “change agents,” including locating appropriate clients, assessing eligibility, dealing with potential conflicts, identifying the appropriate scope of pro bono legal work, and reassessing relationships when clients achieve financial success.

Best of the 2015 PBI Annual Conference Series
Integrating Pro Bono, CSR, and Charitable Giving

May 28, 2015
This program is the second in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing select sessions from the 2015 PBI Annual Conference. Increasingly, law firms and companies are taking a fresh look at how their pro bono activities can be integrated with or complement their charitable contribution practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. This webinar will consider best practices for approaching, integrating, and managing these efforts in order to make a greater impact than any one alone can accomplish.

In-House Pro Bono: Trends and Benchmarking Results
April 24, 2015
This webinar will discuss the recently released CPBO 2014 Benchmarking Survey Report and explore current trends in in-house pro bono. What is the latest in the dynamic world of in-house pro bono? Hear from in-house pro bono leaders about the plans and activities of their legal departments and others.

Best of the 2015 PBI Annual Conference Series
Locating and Vetting Global Pro Bono Projects

April 2, 2015
This program is the first in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing the most popular sessions from the 2015 PBI Annual Conference. Are you interested in global pro bono, but unclear about how to find and assess projects? This webinar will feature concrete guidance on how to conduct due diligence and vet potential global projects and partners (including working with clearinghouses, major NGOs, and more).

An Inside Look at In-House Pro Bono Partnerships
February 3, 2015

This webinar will feature an in-depth look at the partnership between the American International Group legal department and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and their efforts to provide pro bono legal services to Afghan refugees whose lives are in danger due to their work with the U.S. government. Representatives from both organizations will explain the substance of their efforts, ranging from representation of clients located across the globe to legislative work. In addition, panelists will provide insight into the development and maintenance of their strong partnership, including training, evaluations, communication and regular meetings.

Pro Bono in Practice:  Immigration Update
October 20, 2014
This summer, we all watched as the flood of unaccompanied minors migrating to the United States, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse, or trafficking, became a humanitarian crisis.  Most of these children are unrepresented and face deportation, especially with the recent order by the Executive Office of Immigration Review to accelerate hearings for Central American children.  Going through immigration proceedings without legal help is daunting, even under the best of circumstances.  The crisis shined a renewed spotlight on our broken immigration system, and how the dysfunction negatively impacts both children and adults.

Join us as leading practitioners and advocates provide an overview of current legal issues and a timely update about initiatives to support and reform our immigration system. They will also explore how pro bono lawyers can get involved and provide examples of pro bono engagements that range from individual representations to fact-gathering to policy advocacy to impact litigation and system re-design.

Best of the 2014 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono in Practice: Juvenile Justice

September 10, 2014
This program is the third in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing the most popular sessions from the 2014 PBI Annual Conference. This webinar will explore pro bono opportunities and legal developments related to juvenile justice. The discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, ranging from litigation to policy work; emerging legal issues; how to get started; and opportunities for collaboration. Learn about pressing juvenile justice-related issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, access to counsel, and collateral consequences of criminal convictions.

Click here for a list of all past webinars.