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Celebrate Pro Bono

New Initiative Kick-Offs

The National Celebration of Pro Bono each year presents an opportunity to unveil new pro bono program initiatives and partnerships. Examples include:

Annual Recognition/Social Events

Event Title: Pro Bono Award in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sponsoring Organizations: Alaska Attorney General's Office, Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Location: Anchorage, AL

Contact Information: Krista Scully,

2009 Events:

Event Title:
1st Annual Pro Bono Recognition Reception
Sponsoring Organization: Santa Clara County Bar Association
Location: San Jose, California
Contact Information: Chris Burdick,

Annual Recruitment Events

2009 Events:

Event Title: Pro Bono Fair
Sponsoring Organization: University of Washington School of Law
Location: Seattle, Washington
Contact Information: Kate Cork,

Event Title: Grand Opening of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic at the Milwaukee Justice Center
Sponsoring Organization: Marquette University Law School; Milwaukee Bar Association; Milwaukee County
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contact Information: Adie Olson,

Event Title: 1st Annual Pro Bono Fair
Sponsoring Organization: Albany Law School
Location: Albany, New York
Contact Information: Susan Feathers,

Programmatic Initiatives

Event Title: Launch of the Capital University Law School Foreclosure Mediation Preparation Project

Sponsoring Organization: Capital University Law School

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact Information: Mary Nienaber.

Event Title: Non-Family Law Legal Clinic Launch

Sponsoring Organization: Baltimore County Bar Association

Location: Towson, MD

Contact Information:Doris Barnes,

Event Title: Camden Federal Prisoner Re-Entry Pro Bono Project Opening Luncheon

Sponsoring Organization: Rutgers School of Law

Location: Camden. NJ

Contact Information: Todd Berger,


Event Title:Pro Bono Pilot Project Designed to Assist Pro Se Parties, Clerks & Judges in SD's Unified Judicial System

Sponsoring Organizations: The University of South Dakota School of Law, R.D. Hurd Volunteer Pro Bono Society, First Judicial Circuit

Location: Vermillion. SD

Contact information: Thomas Sorensen,

Event Title: Kentucky Chief Justice News Conference: Announcement of Kentucky Access to Justice Commission

Sponsoring Organization: Supreme Court of Kentucky

Location: Frankfort, KY

Contact Information: Jackie Duncan,


Event Title: Promote New Bar Foundation Pro Bono Fund

Sponsoring Organizations: State Bar Association of North Dakota, North Dakota Supreme Court, North Dakota Bar Foundation

Location: Bismarck, ND

Contact Information: Bill Neumann,

2009 Events:

Event Title: Launching of the State VLP On-Line Intake System
Sponsoring Organization: Alabama Civil Justice Foundation; Alabama's VLP Programs
Location: Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham, Alabama
Contact Information: Linda Lund,

Event Title: Grand Rapids Teen Court
(A diversion program for first-time youthful misdemeanor offenders between the ages of 11-16.)
Sponsoring Organization: Carter-Alexander Institute; Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contact Information: Assistant Dean Tracey Brame,

Event Title: Kick-off of Ask-A-Lawyer Forums
Sponsoring Organization: The Jacksonville Bar Association
Location: The Ask-A-Lawyer Forums are held in neighborhoods identified by the Jacksonville City Council, Jacksonville, Florida
Contact Information: Kathy Para,


Event Title: Barristers Pro Bono Resource Guide Release Party
Sponsoring Organization: Barristers Club of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Contact Information: Daniel Lavery,

Event Title: Release of New Publication: Law School Public Service Resource Handbook
Sponsoring Organization: American Association of Law Schools Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities; Equal Justice Works; American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Center for Pro Bono; National Association for Law Placement
Location: National
Contact Information: Melanie Kushnir,

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