Produced in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, PBI offers a series of free (to Member Law Firms) or low-cost webinars. These webinars, some of which carry CLE credits, focus on topics ranging from reprising sessions from the most recent Annual Conference to how to involve your law firm or corporate legal department in discrete and meaningful pro bono projects.
Registration is free for Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Law Firms. Contact Director of Strategic Communications David Lipscomb for the promotional code to register for any of the programs or get podcasts of the programs on demand free of charge.
Corporate participants should contact Corporate Pro Bono Project Assistant Eric Florenz for registration information.
Best of the 2013 PBI Annual Conference Series
The Ethics of Unbundled Legal Services: Limited-Scope Representation and Pro Bono
May 15; 1:00 p.m. EDT
This program is the second in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing the most popular sessions from the 2013 PBI Annual Conference. Our speakers will consider various ethical rules related to unbundling of legal services, also known as limited-scope representation and what some have called “a proven method for addressing the needs of justice in our 21st Century courts.” It will explore how legal institutions comply with the applicable rules while providing such services. Examples of limited-scope representation include: consultation, such as giving advice and direction; document preparation; and limited representation in court.
All past webinars are available on demand.
Best of the 2013 PBI Annual Conference Series
Marketplace of Ideas – Transactional Pro Bono Projects
April 25; 1:00 p.m. EDT
This program is the first in a series of webinars reprising and supplementing the most popular sessions from the 2013 PBI Annual Conference. This 60-minute 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.
1 + 1 = 3: Aligning Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono
February 22; 2:30 p.m. EST
This program will explore the intersection of corporate social responsibility and pro bono, paying particular attention to how legal institutions can use pro bono to complement its company’s larger philanthropic efforts.
Developments in Global Pro Bono
January 16, 2013
1:00 p.m. EST
As interest in global pro bono continues to grow among law firms and legal departments and obstacles to participation are addressed, pro bono is being transformed. This program will offer timely perspectives on global pro bono practices and responses to differences in politics, funding, delivery structures, practice rules, national and local legal cultures, and the need for and availability of pro bono matters. Join the panel of experts for a discussion about these developments and trends, which will focus on an updated and expanded survey of pro bono and related issues in 72 countries produced by Latham & Watkins LLP in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute.
In-House Pro Bono: Professional Liability Insurance
September 18, 2012
12:30 p.m. EDT
This webcast will explore the insurance options available to in-house counsel for liability coverage associated with providing pro bono legal services. In-house pro bono has grown dramatically in recent years, but obstacles, both real and perceived, still exist, including addressing access to professional liability insurance. While claims related to pro bono are extraordinarily rare, it is a great concern to many in-house volunteers and their employers, which, unlike law firms, do not typically carry such insurance. There are several options for legal departments to address professional liability, which will be discussed in detail.
Best of the 2012 Conference Series-
Pro Bono in Practice: Elections
September 14, 2012
12:00 p.m. EDT
As the 2012 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 program will explore elections and the legal issues that surround them, which are fertile ground for lawyers, law firms, and legal departments looking to develop or expand their pro bono practice. Pro bono lawyers have roles to play at all levels of the election protection and reform processes on Election Day and year-round. The discussion will include emerging issues, how to get started, opportunities for collaboration, and opportunities for involvement that range from litigation and legal research to policy advocacy and system reform.