Pro Bono Net will be attending the NLADA Annual Conference in Chicago this week, and we’d love to see you! Staff from virtually all of our major programs will be there:  Executive Director Mark O’Brien, Matthew Burnett from Immigration Advocates Network, Mirenda Watkins from LawHelp Interactive and Xander Karsten from LawHelp. Claudia Johnson will also be in town for the American Bar Foundation’s research workshop on Friday and Saturday.

We hope our partners will join us for a PBN/LawHelp/LHI network meeting in the Wisconsin room during the “lunch on your own” break from 12:00-1:30pm on Thursday. It will be great opportunity to share program highlights and connect with others around the country working on, and LHI online forms projects.

Pro Bono Net will provide box lunches for up to 25 attendees. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, December 5th. If you are not attending, please feel free to pass this on to colleagues and stakeholders who are.

You can also find us presenting at the workshops below.

THURSDAY, 12/6/2012

1:30 – 3PM

Electronic Filing — The Legal Aid Role in Ensuring Access Friendly Practices

Panelists: Mark O’Brien, Richard Zorza, Glenn Rawdon, Jean Lastine



The Implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Panelists: Matthew Burnett, Steve Eppler-Epstein, Charles Greenfield, John Keller, Susan Nofi-Bendici


FRIDAY, 12/7/2012

8:30 – 10AM

Connecting Clients with Legal Resources: Innovative Partnerships with Libraries to Serve People Seeking Legal Help

Panelists: Xander Karsten, Jean Lastine, Soha Saiyed, Teri Ross, Janine Liebert

 Remote Service Delivery: Going the Distance to Reach More Clients

Panelists: Mark O’Brien, Matthew Burnett, Elliott Fontenette, Mirenda Watkins



Ideas and Approaches for Access to Civil Justice Research: Bridging the Divides of Research and Practice (Poster Session)

Presenting: Claudia Johnson, Xander Karsten


4:00PM – 5:30PM

The Transformative Role of Automated Document Assembly in Building Self Help Project

Panelists: Mirenda Watkins, Josh Passman, Caroline Robinson, Gordon Shaw


There are several other sessions of interest to legal aid and pro bono technology initiatives. For the full agenda, visit: