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IAN Presents their 6th Annual E-Conference Fundraiser

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Seminar, Technology, Webinar

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is excited to announce its sixth annual fundraising e-Conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” from November 27th to December 1st, 2017. Join us for a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on family-based immigration, U visas and VAWA, contesting removability, screening for relief, and oral and… Continue Reading

National Disaster Legal Aid Efforts – How the Legal Community Can Help Hurricane Survivors 

Posted in Announcements, Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, PLI, Resources

Like many of you, Pro Bono Net’s thoughts are with those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As advocates for justice, you no doubt share our concerns about the disproportionate and long-term impact disasters often have on low-income and other vulnerable communities, as well as the direct impact these hurricanes have had on nonprofit legal aid… Continue Reading

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

Volunteering Through Technology Initiative: Closing the Gap with Jordan Chisolm, Esq.

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

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  This year we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week through a special… Continue Reading

IAN Presents their Fifth Annual E-Conference Fundraiser

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Immigration, Libraries, Pro Bono, Resources, Staff News, Technology, Webinar

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is excited to announce its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” from October 31 to November 4, 2016. Join us for a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. We explore… Continue Reading

Live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) Developer Training: July 11-12, 2016

Posted in Announcements, Resources, Seminar, Technology

We are excited to announce that the next live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) developer training will take place July 11-12, 2016 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Why Attend? Participants in this free training will learn how to author interactive interviews for self-represented litigants, volunteer attorneys or advocates. For those already familiar with the… Continue Reading

Iron Tech Winners: Immigration Healthcare Eligibility Application Liaison, iHeal

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Immigration, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology

Spring 2016 Winners of the Iron Tech Lawyer Competition Pro Bono Net’s Executive Director, Mark O’Brien co-teaches an experiential course at Georgetown Law called “Technology, Innovation and Legal Practice– Access to Justice” with Professor Tanina Rostain and Adjunct Professor Kevin Mulcahy. Students in the seminar hear from a range of experts on legal technologies and access to justice…. Continue Reading

Resources for Advocates Working with Immigrant Families

Posted in Announcements, Pro Bono, Resources, Technology

Author: Abigail Krusemark, Immigrant Youth Resources Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA) Newly arrived, undocumented Central American children and families face many challenges in the United States: understanding their rights, finding a lawyer, and enrolling children in school, among others. The increase in arrivals has also put pressure on the courts, nonprofit legal and social service providers, and volunteer… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net Staff Shares Expertise at 2016 Equal Justice Conference

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Legal Services, Press Release, Staff News, Technology

For Immediate Release May 9, 2016 CONTACT: Jax Gitzes, Pro Bono Net 212-760-2554 x462 | jgitzes@probono.net Strengthening Partnerships among Key Players in the Civil Justice System At the 2016 Equal Justice Conference (EJC) this week, several Pro Bono Net staff members will be presenting at multiple sessions on a variety of equal justice issues. The Conference takes… Continue Reading

Tune in tomorrow for the Georgetown Iron Tech Lawyer Competition

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Staff News, Technology

Tomorrow, students from Georgetown Law compete in the Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, made possible through the efforts of the Georgetown Law Center and Neota Logic. The Iron Tech Lawyer competition asks students to design an application or a technology based system, such as a website, to solve a legal problem. These designs are then judged by… Continue Reading

National Reentry Week 2016: LawHelp Interactive online forms help people apply for expungement

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

This week has been designated National Reentry Week by the US Department of Justice. Those who have served their time and paid their debt to society, are at a disadvantage when reentering into the main stream. Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive provides access to online forms for those who qualify for expungement. One of the… Continue Reading

Microsoft partners with Legal Services Corporation and Pro Bono Net to create access to Justice Portal

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

Posted April 19, 2016 by Dave Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Regulatory Affairs team at Microsoft Dave leads Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs team, which is focused on privacy, accessibility, telecommunications and computer security policy and regulation worldwide. Dave joined Microsoft in 1994 and for many years oversaw its antitrust work. He is… Continue Reading

Voting Rights Institute Receives Prestigious MacArthur Grant

Posted in Announcements, Press Release, Technology, Website Launch

For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 CONTACT: mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu or Karin Romans, Pro Bono Net 212-760-2554 x496 | kromans@probono.net Today, the MacArthur Foundation demonstrated its commitment to protecting voting rights by awarding a $1 million grant to the Voting Rights Institute. Launched in October 2015, the Voting Rights Institute is a joint project of Georgetown University Law… Continue Reading

Harness social media to grow your organization – register for FREE today!

Posted in Announcements, PLI, Resources, Seminar, Social Media, Staff News, Technology, Webinar

Next Steps in Social Media for Nonprofits and Public Interest Organizations: Deepening Your Online Outreach and Engagement Strategies Webcast Available Join Pro Bono Net’s Program Manager, Liz Keith for The Practising Law Institutes newest free seminar for nonprofits! On March 30th, 2016, PLI is hosting a seminar/webinar to discuss the use of social media by legal organizations and nonprofits, as… 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

Online Form Project Ideas for the Current TIG LOI Cycle 2016

Posted in Announcements, Courts, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Proposals, Resources, Technology

Online forms are a key tool in the movement to close the justice gap. They can be used from anywhere and at any time and are now a well understood component of a robust and diverse legal services delivery system.  According to LSC’S Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access… Continue Reading