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Support Immigrants in Two Easy Steps

Posted in Announcements, Immigration, Legal Services, Mobile, Resources, Technology, Website Launch

As we enter a new year and a new administration, immigrants and advocates have cause to worry. Last week’s executive orders on immigration signal real action on threats to deport large numbers of immigrants and punish the states and localities that try to protect them, among other draconian measures. Many are asking, “what can I… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net at the 2017 TIG Conference

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Courts, Legal Services, Staff News, Technology

The 2017 Technology Initiative Grants Conference (TIG) kicks off on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas. The TIG Conference brings together technologists, legal aid staff, courts, funders and others to explore innovative ways of using technology to promote full access to legal assistance for low-income individuals.   Pro Bono Net will be well-represented again this year, with a… Continue Reading

Document Assembly: An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Resources, Staff News, Technology

We are delighted to announce that Claudia Johnson, Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, was invited to author a guest article for the Self-Represented Litigation Network entitled “Document Assembly : An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem.” In this piece she not only describes the innovation and extensive reach of LawHelp… Continue Reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Step Forward for Immigrant Women

Posted in Announcements, Launch, Legal Services, Resources, Technology, Website Launch

There are approximately 5.2 million undocumented women living in and contributing to the United States, many of whom may qualify for immigration relief now or in the near future. The Migration Policy Institute predicts that women may be more likely to be eligible for DAPA, and many women who are crime victims or survivors of… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile: Fiona Finlay-Hunt, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. We are celebrating Pro Bono Week, October 25-31, by honoring those dedicated volunteers. Each day we are spotlighting a pro bono volunteer in the community on our organization’s website in the Volunteer Profile section. Our… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile: Heather McDevitt, Partner, White & Case LLP

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. We are celebrating Pro Bono Week, October 25-31, by honoring those dedicated volunteers. Each day we are spotlighting a pro bono volunteer in the community on our organization’s website in the Volunteer Profile section. Today’s… Continue Reading

LSNTAP Community Training Series: Virtual and Remote Pro Bono Legal Services Models

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

Jillian Theil has been the Training and Field Support Coordinator for Pro Bono Net since 2011. She manages the LSNTAP/PBN Community Training series.  In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP held a special webinar on “Virtual and Remote Pro Bono Legal Services Models.” The training, moderated by Liz Keith of Pro Bono Net,… Continue Reading

PLI and Pro Bono Net Hosting Free Webcast: “In-House Counsel and Pro Bono — Making the Match” on October 21 to launch Pro Bono Week

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Seminar, Technology, Webinar

There has been a lot of interest in involving the talented cadre of in-house counsel into the pro bono volunteering world, and in recent years, tremendous momentum has been gathering.  In the spirit of the upcoming 7th Annual National Pro Bono Week, please join this one-hour briefing to learn more about the art of making… Continue Reading

Mental Health Issues and the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Posted in Courts, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

In July, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar called “Mental Health Issues & the New York States Courts 2015: Understanding Risk,” offered by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization. PLI is bronze sponsor of Pro Bono Net’s work and Pro Bono Net is pleased… Continue Reading

NY Courts Honored with LTN Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Each year, thousands of individuals facing domestic violence in New York seek to protect themselves from abuse with an order of protection. Last month, ALM’s Legaltech News recognized The New York State Unified Court System with an LTN innovation award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project for the Advocate… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLIs Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 3 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLIs Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 2 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLI’s Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 1 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

National Volunteer Appreciation Week: Volunteer Resources from Pro Bono Net

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2015, which took place April 12-18, Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. Each day during the week we took to social media to highlight a resource from Pro Bono Net to help volunteer attorneys and… Continue Reading

Evolving LawHelp Interactive Through Strategic Discussion: 2015 LHI Tech Summit

Posted in Staff News, Technology, Uncategorized

  Mirenda Meghelli is the LawHelp Interactive Program Coordinator at Pro Bono Net, where she works as part of a team to support and grow initiatives using LawHelp Interactive, an award-winning national online document assembly platform operated by Pro Bono Net in partnership with legal aid, pro bono and court access to justice programs across… Continue Reading

Connecting with Our Community: A Conversation with PBN Board Member and Director of Global Technology at Debevoise & Plimpton, Karen S. Levy

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology, Uncategorized

Karen S. Levy, Director of Global Technology at Debevoise & Plimpton, joined the Pro Bono Net Board to help advance our mission of leveraging technology to provide access to effective legal services.  Prior to her leadership position at Debevoise, Karen held senior technology roles Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Edwards Wildman Palmer.  She has also… Continue Reading