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Esther F. Lardent Leadership in Pro Bono Series

EFL-Tribute-webPro Bono Institute has launched two new initiatives in honor of Esther F. Lardent, PBI’s founder and President and CEO for almost two decades. The Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono, established by PBI’s Board of Directors in 2015, has been created to support new and innovative pro bono projects designed to close the justice gap. The primary goal of the Fund is to ensure that Esther’s vision of a society in which everyone receives equal treatment under the law remains strong and that the work to realize that vision through new and innovative initiatives will continue for generations to come.

As part of the Fund, PBI launched the Esther F. Lardent Leadership in Pro Bono Series. The series will be comprised of leadership dinners, educational forums, and networking events designed to bring together the legal community to promote innovative and creative dialogue on legal practice and access to justice.

Please contact Kate Rice, Chief Operating Officer, at 202.370.6766 or krice@probonoinst.org for more information about upcoming events or to make a contribution to the Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono.

Interested in hosting a series event in your city? Contact Kate Rice at 202.370.6766 or krice@probonoinst.org to learn more.

Esther F. Lardent Leadership in
Pro Bono Series Events

November 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA
DACA and Pro Bono
Hosted by Bank of America


September 12, 2017 – New York, NY
Pro Bono to Protect the First Amendment:
Freedoms of Speech, Press, and Right to Assemble
Hosted by Bloomberg


January 25, 2017 – Washington, D.C.
A Conversation with Tim Mayopoulos


June 9, 2016 – Boston, MA
Cocktails & Conversation with Brackett Denniston and Ben Heineman
Hosted by Goodwin Procter


Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono
National Leadership Committee

Hilarie Bass, Co-President, Greenberg Traurig

Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 3M Company

Ken Frazier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co.

Elisa Garcia, Chief Legal Officer, Macy’s Inc.

Greg Jordan, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group

Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins

Regina Pisa, Chairman Emeritus, Goodwin Procter

Thomas Sabatino, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aetna Inc.

Robert Sheehan, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

David Williams, Managing Principal, Policy, Government Relations and Citizenship, Deloitte LLP