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Pro Bono and the Crisis in Legal Aid

Content Partner:  Pro Bono Institute
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The substantial increase in poverty, coupled with devastating cuts in funding and resources for legal services, raises profound issues for the pro bono community in the United States.  Funding cuts invariably lead to the loss of expert staff, a diminished community presence, and a compromised infrastructure that result in fewer pro bono referrals, less access to training, mentors, and co-counsel, and less capacity to identify emerging legal needs. 

This program will explore how law firms and legal departments, individually and collectively, can strengthen support for legal services and legal aid, diminish the impact of severe budget cuts, and ensure that pro bono activities address and meet the most pressing legal needs of the poor and disenfranchised, while enhancing their own pro bono performance and making the best use of their talents, interests, expertise, resources, and human capital. 


• Esther F. Lardent, President and CEO, Pro Bono Institute
• James J. Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Business of Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 06/28/2012 1:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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James J. Sandman - President, Legal Services Corporation
Esther F. Lardent - President & CEO, Pro Bono Institute
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