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Transforming Pro Bono

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The legal department at Microsoft and the Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO®) project of Pro Bono Institute are proud to announce the release of a Pro Bono Maturity Model for in-house pro bono programs.

More corporate legal departments are creating and implementing formal pro bono programs than ever before. The Pro Bono Maturity Model is designed to assist pro bono leaders at departments with robust pro bono programs who may wonder how to take their program to the next level. At the same time, this tool can help pro bono leaders at legal departments with fledgling programs to build a roadmap and goal-set for the future.
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October 30, 2023


Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast

Archer-Daniels-Midland and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, formed a partnership in 2019 to create a series of pro bono days of service that would engage their lawyers and legal staff in meaningful pro bono work. Since then, they have provided pro bono legal assistance to an array of clients, working most recently with the National Immigrant Justice Center to assist immigrants who had obtained asylee or refugee status in filing their green card applications. 

For our latest Signatory Showcase podcast we spoke with Cindy Ervin, Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and M&A at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, and Gretchen Wolf, Litigation Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
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September 21, 2023


Strengthening the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Definition of Pro Bono

For more than 25 years, the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® initiative (Challenge), administered by Pro Bono Institute (PBI), has served as a polestar for pro bono. Challenge signatory law firms set goals to contribute at least 3 percent or 5 percent of their total billable hours to pro bono annually, uphold the principles of the Challenge, and develop their firms’ pro bono cultures.
Find out more about this important update.

May 15, 2023

Impacting Access to Justice

PBI is a catalyst, administering projects that support, guide, and inspire legal institutions to enhance access to justice. PBI selects and operates projects that, working in concert, promote synergies and inform and strengthen each other.