Planning Sessions

Having a national celebration of the pro bono commitment of lawyers creates an opportunity to explore the role of pro bono locally. A number of communities have used the National Celebration of Pro Bono week to convene planning events to explore new strategies for expanding pro bono and new partnerships that could be developed. Examples include:

Strategic Planning Events

Event Title: Pro Bono Strategic Planning Session

Sponsoring Organization: Louisiana State Bar Association

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Contact Information: Rachael Mills

Collaborative Summits

Event Title: Bay Area Pro Bono Service Providers Summit
Sponsoring Organization: State Bar of California
Location: San Francisco, California
Contact Information: Tiela Chalmers,

Event Title: Pro Bono "Stakeholders" Meeting
Sponsoring Organization: Pisgah Legal Services Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Contact Information: Jennifer Foster,

Event Title: Pro Bono Convention
Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation; Ohio State Bar Association
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Contact Information: Jane Taylor,

Event Title: Expanding Justice in Maine: UpstreamSolutions to Downstream Problems
Sponsoring Organization: See:
Location: Portland, Maine
Contact Information: Nan Heald,

Event Title: Pro Bono: Where Do We Go From Here?
Sponsoring Organization: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact Information: Arlene Rivera Finkelstein,

Brainstorming Gatherings

Event Title: Pro Bono Brainstorming Session and Breakfast
Sponsoring Organization: Pro Bono Inc. Servicios Voluntarios del Colegio de Abogados
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contact Information: Luis E. Rodriguez-Lebron,