Pro Bono Counsel Profile: Cristin Zeisler, Manatt

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Looking at the law firms that were getting recognized for pro bono work, she realized that most had a full-time pro bono manager. “I had no idea that positions like this existed until I started looking into it,” she said. “At that point it became a more realistic concept to figure out how to do good here. Manatt has always been a firm that has a reputation as being really committed to the community and very civically involved.” She wrote up a proposal suggesting that Manatt create her position and hire her to fill it. The firm quickly agreed. "