|PBI proudly stands with leaders from law firms and legal departments who have signed letters declaring their support for preserving the Legal Services Corporation and increasing funding for FY 2018. As stated in a letter joined by more than 190 chief legal officers: “By upholding the fundamental American promise of liberty and justice for all, the minimal investment in LSC generates a significant positive return for business and for the health of individuals and communities across the nation.”|
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Join us for Pro Bono Institute’s 2017 Annual Dinner: “Strengthening Access to Justice” on September 28th in New York City and help us honor the significant contributions the legal profession has made in pro bono work. This year’s dinner will be co-chaired by Laureen E. Seeger, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Express Company, Tony West, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo, Inc., and David Zapolsky, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Amazon.com, Inc. Click here to learn more about our co-chairs.
CPBO continues to create resources to address common obstacles to in-house pro bono and aid legal departments and ACC chapters to start and expand their pro bono programs. CPBO has published the following infographics on topics critical to in-house pro bono.
May 16, 2017
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) asked Congress today for $527.8 million for Fiscal Year 2018 because of the overwhelming need for civil legal services in the United States.Read More...
April 20, 2017
In response to The White House OMB’s proposal to cut LSC funding for FY18 leaders in the business and legal community have come together to encourage Congress to fully fund civil legal services.Read More...