Day: December 22, 2016

Catching Kansas City

Earlier in December, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project was excited to travel to Kansas City, Missouri to participate in a groundbreaking and innovative luncheon with managing partners, chairmen, committee chairs, pro bono leaders, and other law firm leaders from six of the city’s largest law firms.  We discussed the business case for law firm pro bono and heard from a special guest. Michael Levey of Quarles & Brady*† traveled from Milwaukee to share his law firm’s experience jumpstarting its pro bono program. He reinforced the message that law firms can be fierce competitors in the marketplace and collaborators to

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CLOs on the Intersection of Pro Bono and CSR at the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting

A highlight of the in-house pro bono programming offered at the ACC Annual Meeting was a session featuring Susan Lees, executive vice president and general counsel for Allstate Insurance Company**, and Amy Weaver, executive vice president and general counsel for Salesforce**. The session, moderated by Eve Runyon, president and CEO of PBI, opened with Lees and Weaver discussing their experiences in starting and growing pro bono programs, as well as providing tips for how in-house departments could start, expand, or rejuvenate their pro bono programs. The speakers offered advice to the audience such as: partner with ACC chapters, law firms,

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