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Pro Bono Basics New York 2017: Best Practices and Ethics

  • 30 Mar 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:10 PM
  • webcast

Pro Bono Basics New York 2017: Best Practices and Ethics

Karen Fisher Gutheil – Supervising Attorney, Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society
Adam Heintz – Director of Pro Bono Services, Legal Services NYC

Don't miss PLI's program: Pro Bono Basics New York 2017: Best Practices and Ethics, where our experienced faculty will discuss strategies for handling both litigation and transactional pro bono opportunities. Get real-world guidance regarding how to be an effective advocate for your pro bono client. Whether you are thinking about providing pro bono assistance now or in the future, this course will give you tangible advice on ways to prepare, what to anticipate, and best practices. Register now to save your seat.

New York City and Live Webcast – March 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. ET

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Complimentary with Privileged Membership

Key Topics Will Include:

?        Tools for working effectively with low-income clients

?        How to balance other professional obligations with pro bono representation

?        Strategies for securing adequate training and mentorship for unfamiliar areas of law and venues

?        Strategies for obtaining pro bono opportunities for in-house, transactional, and litigation attorneys

?        Ethical issues in pro bono representation

Special Features:

?        Earn Ethics credit

?        Have your questions answered by our panel of experts

?        This program is designed for attorneys who are new to pro bono work, whether they are new attorneys or more experienced, and will also benefit attorneys who have some pro bono experience who want a review of best practices

As part of PLI's commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.

Credit Information: CLE and CPD Credit

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Complimentary with Privileged Membership

Pro Bono Membership

PLI's Pro Bono Privileged Membership provides participating IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations (including legal services, pro bono and nonprofit groups) with free access to PLI Live, Webcast or On-Demand programs without having to submit a scholarship application.

The Membership is an easy and convenient way for your organization to stay
up to date on important legal issues. For more information or to apply, please contact
Pro Bono Membership Services.

PLI On-Demand Library

There is basic to advanced programming in all of the pro bono topics that you need, available at your convenience, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit our
On-Demand Learning page and take advantage of these training tools!

A few related offerings include:

?        Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017

?        Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client 2016

?        The Art & Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients 2016

?        Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016

Click the links above for program descriptions and registration information!

Follow PLI's Pro Bono Group on LinkedIn and on Twitter @ProBonoPLI.

To Learn More About PLI Pro Bono Activities and Scholarships, Visit Our Website at:

Want to attend the program with your colleagues and volunteers but can't make it
in person? Schedule a PLI Groupcast to allow group viewing via Live or On-Demand Webcast in your office! Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at for more details.

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