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For Immediate Release


Contacts:        Pam Weisz, Pro Bono Net

                        Phone: (212) 760-2554 x485 E-mail: pweisz@probono.net



Paul Weiss Selects Pro Bono Manager Software For Firmwide Management And Reporting 


NEW YORK (January 11, 2010) Pro Bono Net, a leader in innovative programs that increase access to justice, today announced that Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  has selected Pro Bono Net’s Pro Bono Manager for management and reporting related to its pro bono efforts. 


Paul Weiss joins a growing roster of law firms utilizing Pro Bono Manager, including Kirkland & Ellis; Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; Debevoise & Plimpton; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Linklaters; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.


"We look forward to incorporating the Pro Bono Manager tool into our dynamic program, as it will allow us to leverage additional opportunities and resources to enhance our existing efforts," said Michele Hirshman, Chair of Paul, Weiss's Public Matters Committee. "Paul, Weiss has always placed a high priority on its pro bono commitment, and this program will help us to provide even greater value to a pro bono community that is very much in need," Ms. Hirshman continued.

Paul Weiss has a strong commitment to pro bono, and has helped establish law and public policy concerning, among other areas, civil rights, women's rights, prisoners' rights, voting rights, rights of asylum, rights of the disabled and minority rights.


Pro Bono Manager, developed with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, helps law firms increase pro bono participation, manage pro bono caseloads more efficiently and raise internal and external awareness of pro bono efforts.  The Web-based software integrates data from existing time and billing and personnel systems, and offers customizable tools for case management and detailed reporting.   Pro Bono Manager also leverages Pro Bono Net’s nationwide network of public interest legal groups to provide access to practice materials, volunteer opportunities, training events and relevant news.


The software is built on Microsoft’s SharePoint 2007 and SQL Reporting Services, and was developed in partnership with XMLaw.  For additional product information, contact Adam Licht at (212) 760-2554 x486 or alicht@probono.net.



About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Founded in 1998, Pro Bono Net has created a broad and powerful network of nonprofit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations across the United States and Canada. This network uses two innovative web-based platforms—www.probono.net and www.lawhelp.org—to recruit and manage volunteers and provide direct information and tools for low-income communities and the organizations that serve them.  For more information, please visit www.probono.net/probonomanager.



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