"Pro Bono Workshops: Hope and Help in Hard Times"My contributions to this program are small but, I hope, effective. Over lunch I will be part of a Pro Bono Fair, in my case showing off the Pro Bono FAQ and other features of the ProtoType Bar Association, such as the simple search across multiple Washington State Legal Community websites. In addition, I am organizing and presenting a panel on using social media to facilitate recruiting, retention and rewarding volunteers in pro bono programs, based on my experience with AACF and with PTBA's twitter. I hope to get one person interested in each opportunity; not to precisely replicate the work, but at least a-fire with the possibilities and willing to move forward. It will be a test of the crowd: who among them signs on to the concept that we can end the justice gap?
An ABA "Celebrate Pro Bono Week" Event!
Calling all lawyers, paralegals, and law students interested in making a difference in your community! Join us October 30 for a day of pro bono workshops on:
- Information on how to get involved in local pro bono activities.
- The basics of setting up a pro bono practice and working with pro bono clients.
- Pro bono incentives and ethics
- CLE Credits: 6 for the full day, including 1.75 Ethics.
The reception will honor Bill Gates, Sr., winner of the prestigious ABA Medal, and include featured speakers Washington State Bar President Salvador "Sal" Mungia and Perkins Coie partner Harry Schneider, Jr.
Friday, October 30, 2009
EVENT SIGN IN:
8:00 AM–8:45 AM
WORKSHOPS: 8:45 AM–5:00 PM
RECEPTION: 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Lawyers, Paralegals, and Law Students
$125 FOR CLE- $25 HARDSHIP RATES AVAILABLE- RECEPTION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Register Now: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=776003
For questions, contact Roxanne Mennes, Director of CLE Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Washington's Celebrate Pro Bono Coordinating Committee.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Oct 30/Seattle: "Pro Bono Workshops: Hope and Help in Hard Times"
Here's a program at which I am presenting; I hope you'll find it interesting.