Best Practices in Pro Bono is a chance to share advice and tips for improving your pro bono program—with legal services, government, in-house, and law-firm pro bono coordinators from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
At Best Practices in Pro Bono: Challenging Cases, Challenging Clients, Challenging Lawyers, we’ll examine the obstacles that arise during pro bono cases from all perspectives. In particular, we will discuss how to proactively avoid the pitfalls involved in the difficult cases and still make an important and positive impact.
Our panelists for this conversation are:
- Barbara Butterworth, Pro Bono Counsel, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
- Jodi Feldman, Managing Attorney for Legal Operations, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
- Tianna Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director, General Practice Clinic, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
- Andrea Mangones, Managing Attorney, Kids In Need of Defense
Our moderator is Lise Adams, Assistant Director, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.
A continental breakfast and casual conversation will start at 8:45 am; the facilitated discussion will take place from 9–10:15 am.