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New York Crime Victims Legal Help being piloted in Erie, Genesee and Niagara counties

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Originally published by NYS Office of Victim Services New York, NY (October 1, 2018) – The New York State Office of Victim Services today announced a new website connecting crime victims with information and free civil legal assistance is being piloted in three Western New York counties, allowing victims to learn about their rights and… Continue Reading

Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Representation: Can v. Should

Posted in PLI, Pro Bono, Webinar

Ethics discussions can be incredibly complicated. Often the correct ethical decision is dependent on multiple factors and interpretations. While usually ethics discussions focus on what a lawyer can do, Jennifer Kroman, Director of Pro Bono Practice for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and the panel for the Practising Law Institute’s webinar “Ethical Issues in Pro… Continue Reading

Technological Innovation in Public Interest Practice and Access to Justice: An Interview with Claudia Johnson

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Webinar

  Stanley Ramdhany is a senior at Columbia University majoring in Sociology with a particular interest in the field of law and society.   He interned at the New York office of Pro Bono Net in the summer of 2015 as a Development & Communications Intern.  On July 16, 2015, I had the privilege of attending a… Continue Reading

Young New Yorkers & Intralinks: Keeping Participant Information Confidential

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

    Author: Damilola Kolade is an Undergraduate student in her senior year at Binghamton University, currently studying English Literature and Rhetoric. Passionate about the work of advocacy and witnessing vulnerable and marginalized populations receive access to justice, she previously interned in ProBono Net’s Development and Communications department, and is now a student intern with… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile: Bill Sussman, Ropes & Gray Team, Authored by the Legal Aid Society

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

Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile: Christopher Mendez, VOLS New York Volunteer

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. As our… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile: Alicia A. Handy, Latham & Watkins LLP

Posted in 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. 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. To kick… 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

ProJustice MN – Pro Bono to Go

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students routinely work in field settings such as clinics, courthouses or community legal education events. Providing comprehensive support to legal volunteers in these settings can be challenging, but the ubiquity of mobile devices and tablets makes them ideal vehicles for supporting pro bono in these contexts. In Minnesota, Legal Aid Services… Continue Reading

probono.net Expands to Massachusetts

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

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net is highlighting innovative and inspirational pro bono stories.Visit the Celebrate Pro Bono site to learn more about Celebrate Pro Bono. Below, we are pleased to provide an overview of MassProBono, one of our biggest projects of the past year. In the late 1990s, in the midst… Continue Reading

The Importance of Being Present

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net has lined up a variety of guest bloggers from law firms, legal aid organizations and elsewhere to share their pro bono ideas and experiences.Visit the Celebrate Pro Bono site to learn more about Celebrate Pro Bono. Below, we are pleased to present a guest… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net Celebrates National ‘Celebrate Pro Bono’ Week

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono, Technology

Pro Bono Net is pleased to announced our partnerships and celebrations surrounding the 2014 National Celebrate Pro Bono Week (October 19 – 25). National Celebrate Pro Bono Week focuses the nation’s attention on the increasing need for pro bono and acknowledges the dedication and unprecedented response of attorneys who volunteer their services throughout the year. … Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Innovations in Technology-enabled Pro Bono

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

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP partnered to produce a pre-Celebrate Pro Bono Week webinar on innovations in technology-enabled pro bono. Moderated by Adam Friedl of Pro Bono Net, the webinar presented examples of new innovations in technology to support pro bono, as well as tips on how… Continue Reading

Restoring the Anacostia River Through Pro Bono

Posted in Pro Bono

A few months ago, we highlighted Squire Patton Boggs’ innovative pro bono model, the Public Service Initiative. Today we’re happy to report on another of Squire Patton Boggs’ pro bono successes: the ongoing restoration of the Anacostia River. Beginning in 2005, Russ Randle (then of Patton Boggs) began working with DC Appleseed on the rehabilitation… Continue Reading

Exciting October Trainings at PLI

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Webinar

This October, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) is hosting trainings on a variety of subjects that will be especially helpful for pro bono and legal services attorneys. These programs are an essential element of PLI’s commitment to providing attorneys with the skills and training to feel confident taking on pro bono cases (and to win… 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

Human Trafficking Legal Access Center Launched in April

Posted in Launch, Legal Services, Pro Bono

In April, in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA) and Polaris Project, Pro Bono Net unveiled the new Human Trafficking Legal Access Center. This exciting new initiative connects pro bono lawyers with non-profits who serve human trafficking survivors. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. While the number of trafficking survivors in… Continue Reading

DisasterLegalAid.org Re-Launched as Online Hub for Disaster Legal Services

Posted in Launch, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy, Technology, Website Launch

In addition to developing new tools, sites, and solutions to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Net looks for ways to grow and adapt its programs to match evolving needs and leverage new technology. In that vein, over the past few months PBN Program Director Liz Keith and I have been hard at work with… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Triage and expert systems in legal aid: New tools to assist people in need and the advocates that serve

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

In July, Pro Bono Net partnered with LSNTAP to produce a webinar on triage and expert systems in legal aid. Moderated by Liz Keith of Pro Bono Net, the webinar highlighted new tools and approaches that aid advocates with legal screening, triage, and analysis activities, as well as tools to help litigants navigate unfamiliar legal… Continue Reading

PLI Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility Webinar

Posted in PLI, Webinar

On Friday, August 1st, Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be hosting a free webinar on “Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations.” The webinar will cover the intricate eligibility rules for special populations seeking Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP). Certain populations, including immigrants, the homeless, and people with disabilities, are subject… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Technology tools to enhance legal services for Limited English proficiency (LEP) Communities: Website, videos, and more

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

In June, Pro Bono Net partnered with LSNTAP to produce a webinar on technology tools for Limited English Proficiency communities. Moderated by Mirenda Watkins of Pro Bono Net, the webinar examined some of the challenges of creating and maintaining multilingual tech tools and showcased possible solutions to these challenges through innovative examples in the legal… Continue Reading