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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

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

Pro Bono Net is at the NLADA’s 2016 Annual Conference!

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

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association‘s 2016 Annual Conference starts today and Pro Bono Net is participating! The NLADA’s annual training conference provides the opportunity for those in the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities to exchange ideas and further develop their professional skills. Mark O’Brien, Sam Halpert and Mike Grunenwald… 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

A Law Student Perspective into the 2016 NYS Civil Legal Aid Tech Conference

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Technology

On June 23rd 2016, the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, in partnership with NYSTech, held the New York Statewide Civil Legal Aid Technology Conference. Pro Bono Net’s summer legal intern was in attendance and offers her perspective on the conference below. Darlene Mottley is a 2L student at Brooklyn Law School in New York.    As… Continue Reading

Law School Access to Justice Conference NY 2016: A First Timer Perspective

Posted in Conferences, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology

This weekend as we celebrate our Independence Day, we should remember that our country was founded on the principles of freedom and justice. However, for millions of Americans access to justice is still beyond reach. Pro Bono Net seeks to increase access to justice through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice… 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

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

The Coming of Age of Non-profit Tech

Posted in Conferences, Resources, Staff News, Technology

This March, I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Jose. It was my fourth NTC – I attended ’12 in San Francisco, ’13 in Minneapolis, and ’15 online. This year, I attended sessions on community engagement, technology project management, and systems design, and arranged a small (but mighty!) dinner… Continue Reading

Major Themes from the 2016 TIG Conference: A First Timer’s Perspective

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Resources, Technology

Sam Halpert is Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Program Coordinator. He came to Pro Bono Net in September 2015 from the National Association for Law Placement, where he developed and maintained PSJD.org. He received his JD cum laude from Georgetown Law and his BA cum laude in History & Literature from Harvard University. He is currently… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net Staff to Present at the NLADA Annual Conference

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The annual National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s conference, Blueprint For Justice: Designing a New Paradigm for Impact, will take place in Arlington, Virginia starting today.  Pro Bono Net’s Executive Director, Mark O’Brien, along with Liz Keith, Program Director, and Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, will present on a variety of panels about innovations… Continue Reading

PBN Attends PLI’s Supreme Court Review

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

At the end of July, my colleague Adam Friedl and I attended the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 16thAnnual Supreme Court Review. We want to thank PLI, a Pro Bono Net Bronze Sponsor since 2011, for inviting us (again) to the always-fascinating event. The daylong session kicked off with the themes and key decisions of the… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net to Host Interactive Discussion at the International Legal Technology Association Conference

Posted in Conferences, Technology, Uncategorized

Pro Bono Net will host an interactive discussion on technology and increasing access to justice at the International Legal Technology Association’s 37th Annual Educational Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 19th. Pro Bono Net, the nonprofit leader in technology solutions to expand access to justice, is hosting the networking reception and interactive conversation thanks to… Continue Reading

PBN and IAN Attend the Inaugural New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium Conference

Posted in Conferences, Immigration, Pro Bono, Technology

On June 9th Pro Bono Net Executive Director Mark O’Brien and Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) Director Matthew Burnett participated in the inaugural conference of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium. Close to three hundred immigration advocates, legal service providers, government officials, and community members joined together to discuss how to better coordinate legal support for… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master: Part One of Our Interview with Richard Zorza

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

About the Series Richard Zorza, one of the founders and leaders of the access to justice (ATJ) movement, recently received the American Bar Association’s 2014 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access’ Lifetime Achievement Honor for decades of work on behalf of self-represented litigants. Not to be outdone, the Conference of Chief Justices and the… Continue Reading

Fordham Law Symposium Panelists Address Long-Term Policy Responses to Sandy and Advocate for Survivors

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

On Friday, February 21st I broke from my normal office routine and headed up to Fordham Law School for the annual Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium, which this year was titled “Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Sandy Response and Rebuilding Strategies.” The panels at the Symposium demonstrated an emphasis on addressing the systemic problems Sandy… Continue Reading

PBN’s Tech & Marketing Tips for the NY Pro Bono Coordinator Network!

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

I was delighted by the invitation to speak recently at one of my favorite events – the yearly gathering of New York’s Pro Bono Coordinator Network, held during the New York State Bar Annual Meeting in NYC. The meeting brings together pro bono professionals of all persuasions – from large urban legal services organizations and… Continue Reading

We’re Going To TIG

Posted in Conferences, Technology

This year’s Technology Initiative Grant’s annual conference is slated for next week, January 15th through the 17th in Jacksonville, Florida.  This is the only national conference to focus specifically on technology in nonprofit legal service environments.  This year’s conference highlights online intake and triage, support for self-represented litigants as well as data analysis and visualization…. Continue Reading

NLADA 2013: Delivering On The Promise and Measuring It Too!

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Although this was not my first time attending NLADA, one aspect of this year’s discussions hit me harder than it had in years past.  While it could be the session I attended, it seemed that amongst the many innovative workshops a growing number focused on data and statistics.  Not just why agencies must collect data,… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: One-Year Later Reflections

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

Pro Bono Net’s Adam Friedl and Jake Hertz share their reflections on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Jake Hertz The one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is a moment to step back, take stock of our successes and failures, and ponder how we can apply the lessons learned to continuing Sandy relief efforts and preparing… Continue Reading