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PBI 2020 Annual Conference

Given the evolving recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, PBI’s Board of Directors has approved the postponement of PBI’s 2020 Annual Conference.

We will be back in touch in the coming weeks with an update on next steps regarding your individual registrations as well as future programming.

In the meantime, please remember to cancel any travel arrangements you have made, such as hotels and airline reservations. We care about your health and well-being, and thank you very much
for your flexibility and all you do to serve others.

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AGENDAS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WHY ATTEND?

Pro Bono Institute’s Annual Conference is the legal community’s premier pro bono event. The 2020 Conference will offer sessions for seasoned pro bono pros as well as newcomers to the field, unparalleled networking opportunities, and special events with pro bono leaders and visionaries.

Attend PBI’s 2020 Annual Conference and you’ll meet with more than 300 participants from law firms, legal departments, and public interest organizations from around the world. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including new challenges to civil rights and liberties, as well as recurring areas of interest for pro bono leaders, such as budgeting and maintaining attorney engagement, trends and innovations, and cutting-edge developments in the fast-changing world of pro bono.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT PBI’S 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Celebrate 25 Years of PBI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Initiative!
Tuesday, March 17, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of PBI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge initiative! PBI will mark this milestone and honor the Challenge Signatories with a reception to toast the scores of law firms that have signed the Challenge and committed to promote pro bono at their firm, increase participation, and engage firm leadership to achieve sustainable success.

 

Chesterfield Smith Award Presentation
Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 a.m.

Prior to the Opening Plenary, “Perspectives on Pro Bono from Law Firm and Company Leaders,” join us in honoring John J. Conroy, Jr., principal and former global chair of Baker McKenzie, for his extraordinary commitment to pro bono. Chesterfield Smith, the late founder and chairman emeritus of Holland & Knight, believed passionately and completely in equal justice for all, while standing firm in his conviction that public service and pro bono are absolutely essential elements in the lives of lawyers and in the work of great law firms.

 

 

Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award Luncheon
Wednesday, March 18, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

honoring

American International Group, Inc. Lucy Fato,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Join us as we recognize AIG and Lucy Fato with PBI’s annual award presented to an individual or organization that has provided exemplary pro bono service.

 

2020 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award Luncheon Sponsors

(as of March 11, 2020)

PRO BONO CHAMPION

 

PRO BONO LEADER

 

PRO BONO BENEFACTOR

         

 

PRO BONO PARTNER

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Intel Corporation

 

PRO BONO ADVOCATE

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Greenberg Traurig

O’Melveny & Myers

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

 

PRO BONO SUPPORTER

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

 

 

expo2019

Pro Bono EXPO and Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 18, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This engaging and collegial event is the annual catalyst for new partnerships, relationships, and pro bono initiatives. Meet leading advocates from a range of public interest organizations and learn about cutting-edge issues ready for pro bono representation.

Click here if you are interested in hosting an EXPO Table.

 

 

 

Annual Conference Reception
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy drinks and appetizers at the Gaylord’s Pose Rooftop Lounge with your pro bono colleagues as you take in panoramic views of the skylines of Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac. Don’t miss this prime networking event!

 

 

 

 

2020 Annual Conference Sponsors

(as of March 11, 2020)

 

PRO BONO CHAMPION

   

 

PRO BONO LEADER

        

 

PRO BONO BENEFACTOR

              

           

 

PRO BONO PARTNER

Alston & Bird

Entergy Corporation

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Intel Corporation

Lowenstein Sandler

McGuireWoods

Microsoft Corporation

Paul Hastings

Williams & Connolly

 

PRO BONO ADVOCATE

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Baker McKenzie

Deere & Company

Exelon Corporation

ExxonMobil

Foley & Lardner

General Electric Company

K&L Gates

Troutman Sanders

 

 

PRO BONO SUPPORTER

Dorsey & Whitney

Eversheds Sutherland

Faegre Drinker

Fenwick & West

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

Mattos Filho

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

 

Please contact Danny Reed, Director of Development, at
202.729.6691 or dreed@probonoinst.org
to sponsor the Conference or the Laurie D. Zelon Award Luncheon.

 

RECAP AND PHOTOS OF PBI’S 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

A LOCATION LIKE NONE OTHER

D.C.’s National Harbor is a unique destination in the Washington, D.C. area — conveniently located on the Potomac River adjacent to the Capital Beltway — and only a 15-minute drive to Reagan National Airport and the downtown D.C. sites and attractions.

National Harbor is a 350-acre resort that includes the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the MGM National Harbor casino, Tanger Outlets, dozens of popular shops and restaurants along tree-lined promenades, a marina, and the Capital Wheel — a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital.

Take a quick ride to downtown D.C. and you’ll find monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, and an international foodie scene. D.C. is a place unlike any other. Check out free Smithsonian museums or sit back on a double-decker tour bus and soak up some history. Take in awe-inspiring art galleries, unmatched museums, thriving performing arts and music scenes, and so much more — there’s something for everyone in our nation’s capital.