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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.


Upcoming Webinars

Pro Bono in Practice:  Immigration Update
October 20, 2014; 12:00pm EDT
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.

Recent Webinars

All past webinars are available on demand.

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.

Best of the 2014 PBI Annual Conference Series
Marketplace of Ideas: Transactional Pro Bono Projects

June 25, 2014
This program is the second in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing the most popular sessions from the 2014 PBI Annual Conference. Business lawyers at law firms and legal departments have an array of skills and expertise that can be made available to pro bono clients, but they often need assistance in making connections to a wider range of possible pro bono engagements. This program will feature brief presentations on a number of transactional (non-litigation/business-related) pro bono projects and provide an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by these replicable offerings and other transactional pro bono developments.

Best of the 2014 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono in Practice: Human Trafficking
May 1, 2014
This program will explore pro bono opportunities and developments related to human trafficking. Discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, emerging issues, how to get started, opportunities for collaboration, and whether and how, given the state of the law and legal needs, trafficking-related pro bono delivery systems can be taken to scale, in ways that range from litigation to policy work.

In-House Pro Bono: Developments in the Right to Practice Pro Bono
January 29, 2014
The practice rules in many jurisdictions limit or unnecessarily restrict pro bono legal services provided by in-house counsel who are not licensed in the jurisdiction in which they practice but are permitted to provide legal services to their employer.  Recently a number of jurisdictions have amended their rules to remove restrictions and empower more registered in-house counsel to provide desperately needed services.  This webinar will explore various multijurisdictional practice rules, new developments, and ways pro bono supporters from law firms, legal departments, and public interest organizations can organize and work together to fashion local and nationwide solutions to promote greater pro bono participation. Learn more about this issue.

In-House Pro Bono: Trends and Benchmarking Results
November 15, 2013
This webinar will discuss the recently released CPBO 2012 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 2013 PBI Annual Conference Series
Pro Bono in Practice: Post Prison Re-entry

July 8, 2013
This program will bring together law firm, in-house, and public interest leaders to explore post-incarceration pro bono opportunities and developments. The discussion will include the status of available pro bono opportunities, emerging issues, how to get started, and opportunities for collaboration and taking delivery systems to scale, in ways that range from litigation to policy work.

Click here for a list of all past webinars.