Pro Bono Basics 2019: Best Practices and Ethics

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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application


Why You Should Attend

This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation, and strategies for successfully handling them. Faculty will discuss key considerations for transactional and litigation attorneys.

What You Will Learn 

  • Tools for working effectively with low-income clients
  • How to balance other professional obligations with pro bono representation
  • Strategies for securing adequate training and mentorship
  • Strategies for obtaining pro bono opportunities for in-house, transactional, and litigation attorneys
  • Ethical issues in pro bono representation

Who Should Attend

Attorneys considering pro bono representation as well as attorneys new to public interest and legal services practice will benefit from the program, as will attorneys involved in law firm or corporate legal department pro bono coordination.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-CA Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 2.25 Ethics: 1.00 General: 1.25
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    Practising Law Institute
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