This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Thursday, November 1 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Organizational Redesign for Pro Bono

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Do you want your legal aid advocates and substantive experts to work more closely with your pro bono program? Are you interested in different ways to staff and structure pro bono? Do you want to leverage even more volunteers effectively and efficiently? Then you’re ready for a pro bono redesign. Learn how organizations are changing how pro bono is integrated into core client services and advocacy. With the support of funders and other justice stakeholders, learn how legal aid and pro bono organizations are making concrete and systemic changes to staffing, organizational structure, HR systems, and technology to initiate culture change and innovation in pro bono. In the end, clients win with high-impact and more effective pro bono representation. Join this discussion to take a fresh look at how your organization can set pro bono up to succeed.


Sandhya Kidd

Ms., Legal Services Corporation
Sandhya Kidd is Program Counsel for Pro Bono Innovation at LSC. Previously, she served as Pro Bono Coordinator at the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). In the three years that Sandhya served at NVLSP, she began to understand the crucial need for collaboration between... Read More →

Marissa LaVette

Assistant Staff Counsel, American Bar Association’s Center on Pro Bono
Marissa LaVette is the assistant staff counsel with the American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono. She provides technical assistance and support to organizations in the pro bono field, including law schools, bar associations, pro bono programs, and legal services offices. Marissa... Read More →

Claud Nelson

Director, Pro Bono Program, The Florida Bar Foundation
In his statewide role as the pro bono program officer, Claud Nelson serves a resource for low-income Floridians, pro bono lawyers, and more than 30 civil legal aid organizations in Florida. He fosters pro bono relationships and collaborations with bar associations, law firms, courts... Read More →
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Mytrang Nguyen

Program Counsel, Pro Bono Innovation, Legal Services Corporation
Mytrang Nguyen is the program counsel for pro bono innovation at the Legal Services Corporation, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program that seeks to invest in projects that creatively leverage... Read More →

Ken Perri

Executive Director, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
Since 2004, C. Kenneth Perri has served as the executive director of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation established to provide access to the justice system to low-income people and other vulnerable populations who have civil legal problems. LawNY... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Woodway III

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