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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

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

Justice in America: Delivering on the Promise (Heading to NLADA)

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This year’s National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s annual conference, Justice in America: Delivering on the Promise, will take place in Los Angeles later this week.  Technology-enabled self-help initiatives and remote services will be among the topics Pro Bono Net staff focus on, while presenting on a variety of panels. With ever-expanding caseloads for full… Continue Reading

Happy Citizenship Day: Zip to Citizenship!

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Today is Citizenship Day (aka “Constitution Day”), which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitutionin 1787 and recognizes the efforts of people who have made the decision to become American citizens. It’s a great occasion to ask this question: Did you know that there are more than 8 million green card holders in this country… Continue Reading

PLI’s August 12th Defending Immigration Removal Program 2013 – Scholarships Available

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Since 2011, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) has helped us champion the necessity of pro bono as one of our Bronze Corporate Sponsors. PLI is dedicated to providing attorneys with information and techniques to develop a professional, competitive edge and recognizes the importance of pro bono in helping attorneys cultivate their skills, develop time management… Continue Reading

Technology, Innovation and the Law (Guest Post)

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By Rachel Rosenfeld, Amanda Krause, and Tyler Gaston Georgetown University Law Center  This past February, Mark O’Brien, Pro Bono Net Executive Director, went down to DC to Georgetown Law School to present to Professor Tanina Rostain’s Technology, Innovation, and Law Practice seminar at Georgetown University Law Center about access to justice, current technologies, and Pro… Continue Reading

Website for FEMA Appeals Goes Live (and makes TV news!)

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Uncategorized, Website Launch

            Our segment on NY1. We are really excited to publicly launch femaappeals.org, a website that empowers those who do not have access to a lawyer to create their own concise and well-crafted appeals of FEMA denials. Over 500,000 households in New York and New Jersey applied for emergency assistance… Continue Reading

Q&A With K&L Gates: ‘We are developing global citizens and global lawyers’

Posted in Pro Bono, Technology, Uncategorized

We spoke with Robert Mitchell, the new chair of K&L Gates Pro Bono Committee, and Carleton Strouss, who recently stepped down after serving as the committee chair for 10 years, about the firm’s pro bono program, including its international efforts and the role of technology.  K&L Gates handles hundreds of pro bono cases a year… Continue Reading