Nuts and Bolts Nibbles for New Pro Bono Managers

This series of online meetings will provide an introduction to effective practices for pro bono program management and offer resources to attendees for use in their daily work. This complimentary series will be led by ABA Center for Pro Bono staff and experts in the pro bono community and will include brief overviews of principles of pro bono management followed by highly interactive discussion groups. Attendees can attend as their schedule allows, with each session being a stand-alone topic.

All sessions are  at 3 pm E/2 pm C/1 pm M/noon P 

Monday, April 26, 2021
Introduction to Pro Bono Management

Learn about the ABA Center for Pro Bono and how the Standards for Programs Providing Civil Pro Bono Legal Services to Persons of Limited Means can help you assess and develop your pro bono program or project. Small breakouts, facilitated by national experts, will further explore the Standards and how they relate to your daily work.

Cheryl Zalenski, Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

Breakout Facilitators:
Arlene Beckerman,
Director of Pro Bono Activities, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
Sandy Brown, Executive Director, Mid-Shore Pro Bono
Kelly Henrici, Executive Director, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Melissa S. LaRocco, Director for Private Attorney and Law Student Involvement, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
Marissa LaVette, Assistant Staff Counsel, ABA Center for Pro Bono
Cheryl Zalenski, Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Overview of LSC Regulations Related to Pro Bono

If you are a Legal Services Corporation grantee or subgrantee, this session is for you. LSC staff will provide an overview of the relevant regulations.

Kia Ashley, Program Counsel, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Legal Services Corporation

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Client Relations

Join us for a conversation on how to best serve your clients, whether it is through improving cultural competence, considering various abilities in planning pro bono projects, or following up to make sure clients received effective assistance.

Breakout Facilitators:
Arlene Beckerman,
Director of Pro Bono Activities, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
Kelly Henrici, Executive Director, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Melissa S. LaRocco, Director for Private Attorney and Law Student Involvement, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
Scott Wylie, Executive Director, Pro Bono Indiana

Register for either Tuesday session here

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Overview of Governance Issues

Whether you are the executive director of an organization or hold another position on staff, it is important to be able to spot governance issues to prevent them from becoming large problems. This session will familiarize you with the concepts you need to ensure your project and organization are functioning as it should.

Scott Wylie, Executive Director, Pro Bono Indiana

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Deep Dive into Recruiting Volunteers

Small breakout groups will explore strategies to recruit and retain attorneys, paralegals, law students and more. Bring your questions and be ready to brainstorm.

Breakout Facilitators:
Arlene Beckerman,
Director of Pro Bono Activities, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
Kelly Henrici, Executive Director, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Melissa S. LaRocco, Director for Private Attorney and Law Student Involvement, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
Marissa LaVette, Assistant Staff Counsel, ABA Center for Pro Bono

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Friday, April 30, 2021
NAPBPro Presents: Voices of Experienced Pro Bono Managers

Get practical advice on how pro bono managers can put ideas into action and take programs to the next level. Identify cutting edge issues and their solutions. Audience interaction and candid discussion of a variety of pro bono delivery models is encouraged. 

Register here.