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Board Development: The Legal Aid Context

Wednesday December 05

  • By: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Contact:
    Jaime Roosevelt
    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    617.946.4672 x4112
  • Website:

The Shriver Center's Board Development training provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the full range of governing body roles, responsibilities, and best practices, specifically in the context of a civil legal aid practice, as well as funding requirements and standards to which legal aid providers are accountable.

Participants examine the respective roles and responsibilities of the organization's board members and staff including potential areas of confusion and areas that require a strong board/staff partnership. Participants leave with tools and techniques for developing a strong, active board that is fully engaged in appropriate board activities and decision making.

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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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