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October 21, 2013

Registration CLOSED “Pro Bono: What’s In It for Me? How Private Attorneys Can Do Well By Doing Good”

Additional Info

See the Resources for Attorneys Pro Bono page for a recording of this and other webinars.

Registration for the second VSB webinar “Pro Bono: What’s In It for Me? How Private Attorneys Can Do Well By Doing Good” is full.

This free webinar is a follow-up to “An Introduction to Pro Bono: We Can All Do Something,” a webinar that set forth why more pro bono lawyers are needed in Virginia. Pro bono is an excellent way for lawyers to provide legal assistance to the poor and enhance their careers. The focus of the second webinar will be how pro bono can be professionally, commercially, personally, and even financially beneficial to the individual attorneys who provide volunteer legal services as well as to their law firms and offices (and the legal profession). The webinar will cover the tangible and intangible benefits to the volunteer lawyer of providing pro bono legal representation. MCLE approval pending.

Learning Objectives:  During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn about how pro bono enhances the legal practice of the volunteer lawyer and makes sense as a “business decision.”
  • Receive information about how their pro bono work might qualify for the Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits.
  • Be able to develop strategies for increasing their pro bono hours from last year (or starting volunteer lawyer service if they had not previously done so).
  • Gain a greater appreciation of pro bono’s intangible benefits and why pro bono is simply the right thing for every lawyer to do by hearing from a private attorney who performs pro bono legal service regularly.

 

Presenters:      

  • Ann Kloeckner, executive director, Rappahannock Legal Services Inc., Fredericksburg, VA
  • Lauren Mehosky, director of Community Engagement, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, Norfolk, VA
  • Private Attorney (TBD)

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Updated: Dec 10, 2013