Pro Bono News

Rethinking Pro Bono: Private Lawyers and Public Service in the 21st Century

Friday, October 03, 2008

  • UCLA School of Law
  • Source: CALegalAdvocates (Decommissioned) >


Sponsored by:
David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law
The Los Angeles Daily Journal

8:00 am - 8:30 am
REGISTRATION with continental breakfast

8:30 am - 8:40 am

| Dean Michael Schill, UCLA School of Law
| Martin Berg, Editor, Los Angeles Daily Journal

8:40 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Address: Pro Bono and Access to Justice

| The Honorable Earl Johnson, Jr.

| Introduction by Professor Gary Blasi, UCLA School of Law

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Private Lawyers and Public Service: What Counts as Pro Bono?

| Maureen Alger, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
| Anthony Barash, Director, ABA Center for Pro Bono
| Andrew Esbenshade, Caldwell, Leslie & Proctor, PC
| Luz Herrera, Attorney at Law
| Esther Lardent, President and CEO, Pro Bono Institute
| Anne Richardson, Hadsell, Stormer, Keeny, Richardson & Renick LLP

| Moderated by Professor Scott Cummings, UCLA School of Law

10:45 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Systemic Tradeoffs: Synergies, Conflicts, and Alternatives

| Benjamin Fox, Morrison & Foerster LLP
| Daniel Hutchinson, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
| Melissa Lin Perrella, Natural Resources Defense Council
| Betty Nordwind, Executive Director, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
| Brad Seligman, Executive Director, The Impact Fund

| Moderated by Steve Boutcher, Department of Sociology, University of California,
| Irvine

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
sponsored by morgan lewis

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
A Case Study of Coordinated Pro Bono: The Skid Row Collaborative in Los Angeles

| Becky Dennison, Co-Director, LA Community Action Network
| Deborah Drooz, Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
| James Evans, Jr., Fulbright & Jaworski
| Tina Hess, Supervising Assistant City Attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
| Matthew Oster, McDermott Will & Emery
| Barbara Schultz, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

| Moderated by Professor Gary Blasi, UCLA School of Law

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Quality and Quantity: BEYOND the Bottom Line

| Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
The Future of Pro Bono

| Ahilan Arulanantham, Director of Immigrants' Rights and National Security,
| ACLU of Southern California
| Lisa Dealy, Director, Pro Bono Service Program, Harvard Law School
| Marc Galanter, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School
| Barbara Olshansky, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Stanford Law School
| Rebecca Sandefur, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
| Hernan Vera, President and CEO, Public Counsel

| Moderated by Professor Scott Cummings, UCLA School of Law

5:30 pm

Please register online by September 26, 2008.

For more information on the conference and to register please visit our Web site or contact Catherine Mayorkas, Director, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, at (310) 206-9155 or

Parking on the UCLA campus is $9.00. Lot 2 is located at Westholme and Hilgard Avenues. Lot 3 is located at Wyton Drive and Hilgard Avenue. For maps and directions to the UCLA campus click here.

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the amount of 7.5 general hours. This event may meet requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states. Please check with the bar association in the state in which you are seeking credits to see if this event is eligible.

Disabled Access Information:
Rochelle Adelman, Public Interest Programs,
(310) 794-5355 or