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.
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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

Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation

Marissa LaVette

Assistant Staff Counsel, American Bar Association
Marissa supports the Center for Pro Bono by providing technical assistance and support to pro bono programs, bar associations, legal services organizations, law firms, corporate legal departments, and others, with a focus on providing support to law school pro bono programs. Before... Read More →

Claud Nelson

Pro Bono Program Director, The Florida Bar Foundation
As thePro Bono Program Director for The Florida Bar Foundation, Claud works to foster pro bono relationships and collaborations with bar associations, law firms, courts, law schools, legal aid organizations and other groups. In this statewide role, Claud serves as a resource for low-income... Read More →
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Mytrang Nguyen

Program Counsel, Pro Bono Innovation, Legal Services Corporation
Mytrang Nguyen is Program Counsel for Pro Bono Innovation at the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, D.C. where she is part of a team that manages LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund, a $4.75 million competitive grant program that invests in effo

C. Kenneth 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 CDT
Woodway III