Engaging Law Students in Pro Bono (Webinar)

Thursday July 09

  • By: American Bar Association
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Online Webinar, United States
  • Contact:
    American Bar Association
  • Source: Pennsylvania > PA Pro Bono

The American Bar Association will be hosting Week 1 of its four-part virtual Equal Justice Conference Law School Pro Bono Advisors pre-conference entitled  Engaging Law Students in Pro Bono on July 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern.

In Week 1, you will learn about engaging law students in pro bono. The session will begin with a discussion of motivations for pro bono service and how to engage students based on those motivations. Next, learn how to use technology to engage law students and improve your pro bono program. Lastly, hear about remote projects and how to engage law students with ABA Free Legal Answers.

  • Shawna Smith-Thornton, Program Coordinator, Texas A&M School of Law
  • Dr. Larry Richard, Founder and Principal Consultant, LawyerBrain LLC
    Dr. Larry Richard is recognized as the leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dr. Richard practiced law as a trial attorney for ten years. He then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University. For more than 20 years, he has provided consulting services exclusively to the legal profession. Formerly a partner with Altman Weil, and more recently the head of the Leadership & OD Practice at Hildebrandt International, in 2011 he established his own consulting firm, LawyerBrain LLC, which focuses on improving lawyer performance through personality science. 
  • Ryan Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law
    Professor Sullivan joined the Law College faculty in August, 2013, as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. He received his B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo while completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, majoring in business administration. Thereafter he attended California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Master’s in Health Sciences. After a career in the fitness industry, he enrolled at UNL College of Law where he served as an editor of the Nebraska Law Review, the Chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the National Trial Team. Following graduation, Professor Sullivan joined the law firm of Kinsey, Rowe, Becker and Kistler where he practiced in the area of general civil litigation. As the Director of the Civil Clinic, Professor Sullivan supervises student attorneys providing legal services to veterans and underserved populations.