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Bryan Cave Partner Joins Pro Bono Net Board



Apr 12, 2010 – Pro Bono Net, a leader in innovative programs that increase access to justice, is pleased to announce that John I. Alber, a partner at Bryan Cave, has joined its Board of Directors.

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice.  Its comprehensive programs enable legal advocates to make a stronger impact, increase volunteer participation and provide assistance directly to the public.

Alber is Bryan Cave’s technology partner and leads its award-winning Client Technology Group. Under his leadership, the group has developed innovative, Web-based applications that fill a wide range of client and practice needs. Alber has written and spoken widely on legal technology subjects and received numerous technology awards, both in the legal field and in information technology generally.  In February, Alber received a Law Technology News Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the legal technology community.

“We’re very pleased to welcome John to the Board,” said Mark O’Brien, Executive Director of Pro Bono Net.  “In the face of increasing demand for legal help, nonprofits and law firms are relying on technology more than ever to enable them to respond effectively.  John’s skills and background mesh perfectly with our commitment to using technology to maximize the impact of the private bar’s pro bono contributions and to empower people in need to help themselves.”

About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.  Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based platforms—, and —to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and provide direct information and tools for self representation to low-income communities.   Pro Bono Net has also developed Pro Bono Manager, pro bono practice management software that helps AmLaw 200 law firms increase pro bono participation, manage pro bono caseloads more efficiently and raise internal and external awareness of pro bono efforts.  For more information, please visit

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