Top Ten Best State Laws & Policies for Pro Bono

Topics:
  • Disaster Relief

Jamie Gamble, Justice Index Project, New York, NY
Alyssa Saunders, Pro Bono Institute, Washington, DC
Cheryl Zalenski, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Chicago, IL

Join this panel discussion about how some states have been improving pro bono services and culture, and how yours can too, by adopting laws, rules and policies which promote pro bono participation, such as (i) requiring pro bono service as a condition to becoming licensed for law practice; (ii) permitting attorneys who take pro bono cases to earn credit toward mandatory CLE requirements; (iii) requiring attorneys to report on certain aspects of pro bono service to maintain their professional licenses to practice; and (iv) waiving professional license requirements for law professors, in-house counsel, retired and inactive attorneys and for out-of-state attorneys assisting individuals and families in a state impacted by a disaster. At the conclusion of the session, we will identify a suggested set of best laws, rules and policies for supporting pro bono, and the reasons for and against the inclusion of each.

  • CLE Credit Comments: Please refer to the conference's website or below for more information.