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Now More than Ever: Marshaling Pro Bono Resources for People in Poverty

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Published on Feb 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Celebrating the release of the flagship report of the Legal Services Corporation's Pro Bono Task Force with: Dean Martha Minow Gov. Jim Doyle Robert Grey, Jr. Nan Heald Hon. John Levi Hon. Margaret Marshall Mary Ryan James Sandman Prof. David Wilkins

In August 2011, the Legal Services Corporation created a Pro Bono Task Force comprised of judges, corporate general counsel, bar leaders, technology experts, leaders of organized pro bono programs, law firm leaders, government lawyers, law school deans, and the heads of legal services organizations, to consider how to effectively increase pro bono involvement by all lawyers.

The task force divided into five working groups: Best Practices Urban; Best Practices Rural; Obstacles; Technology; and Big Ideas. Each working group spent months conducting interviews, identifying significant practices, and sharing ideas, and ultimately, the task force reported its findings and recommendations to the LSC Board of Directors.

The task force report presents those findings and recommendations and suggests steps that LSC, its grantees, and the legal profession can take to help shape pro bono programs into a reliable, organized system that will efficiently deploy additional resources to the core civil legal issues impacting low-income Americans.

In cooperation with the Office of Dean Martha Minow, Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, and the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School

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