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For Immediate Release

October 16, 2014

                                   

 

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Karin Romans, 212-760-2554, ext. 496 | kromans@probono.net

                       

Akin Gump Launches Pro Bono ManagerTM

Software Will Help Firm Manage, Grow its Pro Bono Program

 

NEW YORK (October, 16 2014) -  Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice, announced that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has launched Pro Bono ManagerTM, Pro Bono Net's pro bono management solution for law firms. 

Pro Bono ManagerTM is a customized, hosted web application that helps firms meet the challenge of managing a robust pro bono program, allowing them to maximize their public service impact on the community.   Developed as an earned-income initiative with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pro Bono ManagerTM supports the work of more than a dozen AmLaw 100 firms. Akin Gump's version, branded as the AG Pro Bono Portal, is now available to the firm's 800-plus attorneys.


"Pro Bono Manager will allow me to be a more effective practice manager, putting information about our more than 800 pro bono matters at my fingertips," said Akin Gump Pro Bono Partner Steven Schulman. 

Akin Gump, one of the country's 50 largest law firms, has a long history of pro bono work and has received numerous awards for its efforts.  The firm has committed to devoting at least 60 pro bono hours per lawyer per year, and in recent years has averaged more than 80 hours per attorney. From helping asylum seekers and victims of trafficking to structuring deals for charter schools in urban neighborhoods, Akin Gump's pro bono work has an expansive reach and extends across all areas of the law.

Pro Bono ManagerTM enables Pro Bono Counsel and Coordinators to manage their practices more efficiently and effectively by incorporating data from time and billing and personnel systems. And, with integrated access to the Pro Bono Net community, Pro Bono ManagerTM connects lawyers to resources and opportunities that align with their passions and personal interests.

For more information about Pro Bono ManagerTM, visit www.probono.net/good or contact Mark O'Brien at mobrien@probono.net.

 

 

About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged.  Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches the underserved.  Our comprehensive programs, including www.probono.net,  www.lawhelp.org and www.lawhelpinteractive.org, enable legal advocates to make a stronger impact, increase volunteer participation, and empower the public with resources and self-help tools to improve their lives.  For more information, please visit www.probono.net.

 

 

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