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Best Practices in Pro Bono: Everyday Cases in Extraordinary Times

  • When: 04 April 2017, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Where: Fried Frank (801 17th Street NW)
  • Cost: Free

At our next Best Practices in Pro Bono breakfast, we’ll discuss ways to keep volunteers focused on the important ongoing needs of low income people in our community—even when high-profile policy changes monopolize the limelight.

Much of our local pro bono work seeks to protect housing, family security, income stability, and basic immigrant rights for our neighbors in need. Yet recent high-profile changes to federal policies have attracted considerable pro bono attention. How can we work together to find volunteers to handle the existing legal struggles of our community, in addition to responding to new issues?

For this session, we will have a facilitated discussion among all attendees led by panelists Lise Adams (D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center) and Jim Feroli (Catholic Charities) and moderated by Paul Lee (Dechert). We’ll  identify strategies for continuing to staff everyday pro bono cases even when new, higher-profile challenges emerge.

We’ll have breakfast and informal conversation from 8:30–9:00 am. Our facilitated discussion will take place from 9–10.