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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 Elysse DeRita 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 Virginia Lyon for registration information.

Upcoming Webinars

In-House Pro Bono Partnership: Review-A-Rama
Jan. 16, 2018
Panelists from UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UHG) and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) will provide an in-depth view of their successful pro bono partnership for their project “Review-A-Rama,” benefiting veterans pursuing disability compensation.  Review-A-Rama is an innovative national model for limited-scope pro bono assistance provided by in-house lawyers and other legal department staff, which empowers volunteers to work in any location and at any time to help met crucial unmet legal needs and promote greater efficiencies in the delivery of legal services. 

Recent Webinars

All past webinars are available on demand.

Pro Bono in Practice: Juvenile Life without Parole
Dec. 12, 2017
In January 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile killers must be applied retroactively, granting a new chance at release for hundreds of inmates serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed in their youth.  What’s been happening since Montgomery v. Louisiana was decided? This webinar reprises the session from the 2017 PBI Annual Conference and will discuss current events and how pro bono lawyers can be of assistance.

In-House Pro Bono Partnership: The Landlord Tenant Project
Dec. 4, 2017
This program will feature an in-depth look at the pro bono partnership between Alcoa Corporation and Arconic Inc. with Meyer, Unkovic & Scott to provide low-income Pittsburgh-area residents a voice in their own security and housing advocacy. Panelists will explain the substance of their pro bono efforts and provide insight into the creation and maintenance of their successful partnership.

Ferguson, Fines, and Fees
Sept. 14, 2017
The costs associated with being a low-income offender can be overwhelming, as many states and localities charge fees and surcharges to fund the criminal justice system at every step of the process, from the courtroom to jail to probation. This webinar will explore inspiring developments in the effort to decriminalize poverty and how pro bono lawyers can be of help.

Public Policy and Systemic Initiatives (Pro Bono in Practice)
July 7, 2017
Litigation is not the only route to transformative change. This webinar will consider how policy advocacy offers a critical tool to complement other pro bono efforts.  This dynamic discussion will explore how the pro bono community can use our connections, research, and powers of lobbying, organizing, and persuasion to promote equality and access to justice.

In-House Pro Bono Partnership: Self Help Resource Center
February 16, 2017
This webinar will feature an in-depth look at the pro bono partnership between Entergy Corporation, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, and the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, to develop and support the Orleans Parish Self Help Resource Center, with the assistance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Panelists will explain the substance of their pro bono efforts and provide insight into the creation and maintenance of their successful partnership.

Best of the 2016 PBI Annual Conference:
The Challenges of Citizenship: Election-Related Pro Bono Opportunities (Pro Bono in Practice)

July 28, 2016
As the 2016 presidential election draws near, one thing is certain: many eligible voters will have trouble casting ballots on Election Day. Voting is at the heart of our democracy, yet our voting system remains deeply flawed. A number of prominent civil rights and public interest groups are leading non-partisan efforts to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that every proper vote is counted.

This webinar will explore how pro bono efforts play an important role at all levels of the election protection, voting rights, and reform processes on Election Day and all year round. The discussion will include emerging issues, how to get started, opportunities for collaboration, and a range of pro bono delivery systems, ranging from research projects to impact litigation to policy advocacy work.

Best of the 2016 PBI Annual Conference:
Pro Bono in Practice : Representing Children and Adolescents

June 22, 2016
This webinar will explore pro bono opportunities and developments related to representing children and adolescents. The discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, emerging issues, how to get started, and opportunities for collaboration.

Best of the 2016 PBI Annual Conference:
Integrating Pro Bono, CSR, and Charitable Giving

June 2, 2016

Increasingly, 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 shares successful practices of in-house legal departments for approaching, integrating, and managing these efforts.

Global Due Diligence Manual
May 5, 2016
PBI’s new Global Due Diligence Manual, produced in partnership with several global law firms, is a hands-on guide intended to help you locate, vet, and take on global pro bono opportunities. Join us for a discussion of clearinghouses, major NGO clients, research projects, and more. Learn how the Manual can help you expand your global pro bono program.

Click here for a list of all past webinars.