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Best Practices in Pro Bono: “I Am Not A Cat” – Tips for Effective Remote Representations

  • When: 30 April 2021, 12:00 pm ET to 1:15 pm ET
  • Where: Via Zoom Webinar; the link will circulate the day before the program
  • Cost: Free. Donations invited.

No lawyer wants to show up to their court hearing as a cat. Yet, we all are learning about how to make pro bono work in a virtual world, and perhaps making our share of mistakes along the way.

We invite pro bono coordinators from law firms, legal services organizations, government agencies and in-house legal departments to join us at our next Best Practices in Pro Bono program for a candid discussion of how to make pro bono work in the virtual world. Our panelists will highlight the strategies, tools, and skills that enable pro bono volunteers to navigate virtual client interactions, witness prep and investigation, co-counseling, and remote court proceedings.

Our panelists are all lawyers who have experience with remote representations of clients, including hearings in D.C. Superior Court. They are:

  • Yvette Banker, Federal Government Pro Bono Lawyer
  • Ashely Carter, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Sébastien Monzón Rueda, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
  • Jenadee Nanini, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

Our moderator will be Lise Adams, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.

Remote representation is not going away anytime soon! Come and learn how to fortify your pro bono program for the new normal.