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Best Practices in Pro Bono: Praising Pro Bono: Unpacking the Relationship Between Recognition and Access to Justice

  • When: 19 September 2023, 12:00 pm ET to 1:00 pm ET
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: Free; donations encouraged

There are many ways to praise pro bono – from newsletters to annual galas.  Pro bono volunteers may receive praise from their peers and various external partners.  How does this recognition impact the volunteer, their organization, and broader access to justice initiatives?  How can praising pro bono help retain current volunteers and recruit new volunteers?  Join this panel to discuss the relationship between praise and pro bono culture as well as tackle the underlying tensions inherent in centering the volunteer versus those served.

We’ll hear from:

  • Susie Hoffman, Public Service Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Victoria N. Lynch-Draper, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Darryl Maxwell, Director, Nonprofit & Small Business Legal Assistance Programs, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Cheryl Zalenski, Counsel, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and Director, Center for Pro Bono, American Bar Association

Our discussion will be moderated by Jen Masi, Pro Bono Director, Children’s Law Center.

All who coordinate a pro bono program at a law firm, government agency, in-house legal department, or legal services provider are welcome!

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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