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Best Practices in Pro Bono: Self-Care During Crisis

  • When: 03 March 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: Free; donations encouraged

We continue to live in uncertain and unpredictable times. Self-care is especially important during times of crisis. Whether you’re a pro bono counsel/coordinator or legal services attorney, you can’t expect to be able to provide support and guidance to your pro bono lawyers when you’re running on empty.

The next Best Practices in Pro Bono session focuses on how crisis management takes a toll on wellness and how pro bono coordinators can engage in the work even if we are not on “the front lines.”  We’ll talk about strategies for re-charging your batteries and addressing feelings of overwhelm. When you take time to replenish your reserves, you can better serve others. And the best part is you can share these tips and strategies with your volunteers.

Join our panelists from different sectors of the legal community for a dive into how to care for yourself and your volunteers.

  • Niki Irish, Outreach and Education Coordinator, D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Harmony Jones, Deputy Pro Bono Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Bonnie Prober, Social Worker/Attorney
  • Murray Scheel, Senior Staff Attorney, Whitman-Walker Legal Services

Our discussion will be moderated by Lise Adams, Pro Bono Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP.

This session will take place on Thursday, March 3from 12:00-1:15 pm ET. Following the panel, you are invited to join a small group breakout room for 15 minutes with one of our panelists for further discussion and networking. Join us to learn, and stay after the panel to continue the conversation!

Best Practices is free to attend, but registration is required, and donations are encouraged to support our programs! RSVP today and invite a friend or colleague to join you!

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