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Doing Well by Doing Good: How Pro Bono Work Helps You, Your Company, and the World

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • https://vljnj.salsalabs.org/vljclecourses/index.html
Topics:
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono

Webinar
CLE Credit Hours: 1.7 NJ Credits; 1.0 NJ Ethics Credit Hours (pending)
Cost: $75*

Join our interactive panel of VLJ staff, board members, and volunteers to learn about VLJ's pro bono opportunities, resources available to volunteers, and how to get started volunteering with VLJ. Through real-life examples, speakers will also discuss a variety of ethics questions related to representation of low-income clients and discuss practical solutions consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they relate to representation in a pro bono context.

By attending this CLE, you will also learn about volunteering opportunities with VLJ, including:

- Program areas
- Scope and duration of assistance
- Resources available to volunteers
- Madden exemption
- Volunteer recognition
- Taking on your first case

Panelists:
- Cathy Keenan, J.D., Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
- Stella Lyubarsky, Esq., Staff Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
- Sneha Desai, Esq., VLJ Board Member and Volunteer, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, BASF
- Sam Della Fera Jr., Esq., VLJ Volunteer, Partner, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
- David Giles, Esq., VLJ Volunteer, Law Offices of David R. Giles
- Robyn Wapner, Esq., VLJ Volunteer, Law Office of Robyn Wapner LLC

*NOTE: CLE fees are waived for non-attorneys and attorneys who agree to represent one VLJ pro bono client (one per course you attend) in the area of law covered by the training, within the proceeding year. Indicate your volunteer interest upon registration and no payment is required.