Day: March 13, 2012

VIDEO: Why Do Pro Bono? David Williams, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

As we at The PBEye have mentioned, in-house pro bono is really on a roll.   Corporate Counsel even recently ran a lead story on the factors contributing to the uptick in in-house pro bono. This we week hear from one of the corporate leaders on the front lines of in-house pro bono, David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, on why lawyers should do pro bono. YouTube Link

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CPBO Spotlight On: Aetna Inc.

Aetna, the recipient of the 2009 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award, has a longstanding tradition of pro bono service.  Among the first to do so, the legal department adopted a formal pro bono program in 1981.  The program’s longevity is due in large part to consistent support from general counsel over the years, including current Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bill Casazza. Connecticut Lawyers’ Legal Aid to the Elderly Since the program’s inception, Aetna’s lawyers have handled hundreds of cases in the greater Hartford, Conn., area dealing with elder law issues such as estate planning, Medicaid, Medicare, landlord-tenant disputes

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