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).
C. Elaine Arabatzis, Diversity and Pro Bono Counsel, Dickstein
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.