Pro Bono and PD Roundtable

A roundtable on The Intersection Between Pro Bono and Professional Development on January 31, 2013, brought together leaders from law schools, law firms, corporations, and nonprofit organizations for a wide-ranging discussion of how the legal community might best address two needs: the need for more pro bono legal work and the need for law students and new lawyers to gain more real-world legal experience. Read the full transcript (PDF). Read a NALP Bulletin article about the Roundtable (PDF).

Participants in the roundtable organized by the NALP Pro Bono and Professional Development Task Force and hosted by Jenner & Block LLP, with educational support from West LegalEdcenter, are listed at the bottom of this page.

Introduction to the Roundtable Discussion

James J. Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation, on the intersection between pro bono and professional development (transcript, pages 1-2).

Collaborating with Nonprofit Organizations

David Udell (National Center for Access to Justice, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) on what pro bono lawyers can do when they collaborate with nonprofit organizations (transcript, page 4).

Corporate Pro Bono

Aimee Imundo (General Electric Company) on how the GE legal department got into pro bono (transcript, pages 19-20).

Forming Partnerships with Legal Services Providers

Amanda Smith (Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP) on how those in the for-profit world can form partnerships that respect the needs and objectives of legal services providers (transcript, page 23).

Partnering with Legal Aid Organizations

Kelly Tautges (Chicago Bar Foundation) with more on partnering with legal aid organizations (transcript, page 24).

Roundtable Participants

C. Elaine Arabatzis, Diversity and Pro Bono Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Julie Carpenter, Partner and Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair, Jenner & Block LLP

Steven L. Grumm, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives

Caroline Hunt, Vice President, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Aimee Imundo, Senior Counsel for Competition Law & Compliance, General Electric Company

Marc Kadish, Director of Pro Bono Activities and Litigation Training, Mayer Brown LLP

Marcia Levy, Associate Dean of Career Services & Professor of Professional Development at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University

Maria Minor, Professional Development and Pro Bono Manager; Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Michael Nannes, Chairman, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Wendy C. Perdue, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

Aric Press, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, American Lawyer Media

James J. Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation

Ann Shalleck, Professor of Law & Director of the Women in the Law Program, American University, Washington College of Law

Amanda D. Smith, Pro Bono Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kelly Tautges, Director of Pro Bono, Chicago Bar Foundation

David Udell, Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

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