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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Upcoming Programs From PLI Offer Training on Prisoners’ Rights, Immigration

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute, one of Pro Bono Net’s corporate sponsors, contributes a guest post this week on upcoming programs of interest to pro bono and legal services attorneys.  Read on to learn about the programs and how to get a scholarship. Coming up in August, The Practising Law Institute is offering two full-day programs… Continue Reading

Future Trends in State Courts is out!

Posted in Courts, Legal Services

I love the time of year when the National Center for State Courts’ publication Future Trends in State Courts comes out. This annual publication is well read and well respected in the court community. I love reading the new issue of this publication for a lot of reasons—the main one being that I, not being… Continue Reading

Q&A with Tiela Chalmers, Increasing Access to Justice in CA

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono

Pro Bono Net board member Tiela Chalmers is coordinating The Shriver Housing Project, one of seven California pilots created as a result of the state’s 2009 Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, an experiment in providing legal representation to large numbers of low-income litigants in cases involving basic human rights. We spoke with Tiela, the former… Continue Reading

What We’re Reading

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

It’s a short week for most of us, but there is some interesting reading to be done for those interested in pro bono and technology.  The American Lawyer’s annual report on the state of pro bono is out [registration required], and the news is decidedly mixed.  Average pro bono hours hit the lowest level in… Continue Reading