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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reflections from ILTA

Posted in Technology

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) put on another great conference last month. Pro Bono Net’s Director of Product Management Adam Licht attended the 2012 ILTA Conference, held Aug. 26-30 in Washington, DC, thanks to Peggy Wechsler and ILTA’s generosity. ILTA showcases new technology trends in its large vendor exhibition and in 200 peer-provided educational… Continue Reading

Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology

“Libraries are everywhere … this is a partnership we should encourage.” – Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation This statement is one of the cornerstones of the Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series, a training series developed by Pro Bono Net that kicked off on September 13th.  More than 150 attendees… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports Omits Free Online Legal Resources

Posted in Legal Services

In their September 2012 issue, Consumer Reports takes a look at legal DIY websites.  While interesting, the article unfortunately fails to note the availability of high-quality legal information and referral materials available for free from the nonprofit legal sector – an important resource for the increasing number of Americans facing legal issues without access to… Continue Reading

PLI Offers Free Training on Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys

Posted in Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute, one of Pro Bono Net’s corporate sponsors, contributes a guest post this week on its upcoming program: Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys.  Read on to learn more about this free program. PLI is excited to offer a new pro bono program, Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys, to be held… Continue Reading

New Webinar Series on Libraries and Access to Justice Kicks off this Week

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

This fall, Pro Bono Net is producing four national training webinars for public and public law librarians about free, online resources for people with legal needs. The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 13, with an overview of the legal information needs among low-income Americans and why libraries are… Continue Reading

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on the Supreme Court, Social Change and Prepping Students for the Law

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono

On August 9, 2012, Pro Bono Net had the opportunity to attend the Annual Supreme Court Review: 2011 hosted by our corporate sponsor Practising Law Institute (PLI). This year’s review brought together a distinguished panel of PLI faculty that represented leading constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, a law school dean, and a Supreme Court journalist… Continue Reading