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.”
Read more here: Letter from Law Firm Leaders and Letter from Chief Legal Officers. Please contact us at president@probonoinst.org to learn more.

 

PBI stands with our stakeholders, many of whom have represented the 800,000 Dreamers. Read PBI President and CEO Eve Runyon’s full statement on DACA and how PBI will continue to support our stakeholders in finding meaningful ways to serve communities in need. Read the full statement.

Join CPBO for a series of twice-monthly virtual discussions held with a cohort of in-house departments new to pro bono covering topics legal departments need to know to start a pro bono program. The series will include eight sessions, with speakers and experts invited to cover various subjects ranging from structuring a program, insurance, project selection and partnerships, multijurisdictional practice, marketing, and communications. The series is designed to provide legal departments with the knowledge, resources, and support to build their pro bono programs and stay on track alongside their peers in other legal departments.

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Let’s Make It Unanimous: AIG’s pro bono chief is trying to hook everyone at his company with a law license

October 11, 2017

Five years ago Eric Kobrick, deputy general counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), played an integral role in starting a formal pro bono program for the several hundred employees in AIG’s Global Legal Compliance and Regulatory function to provide legal services to non-profit organizations and persons of limited means.

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It Helps to Have a Partner: The key decision for Verizon was finding the right law firm to work with on pro bono

October 11, 2017

John P. Frantz is senior vice president and general counsel of media and telematics at Verizon. In 2009, then-general counsel Randy Milch decided he wanted to create a pro bono program for the company, and he asked Frantz to create one. “With two months of work and preparation,” Frantz said, “we put the program together and launched it.”

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Chief Legal Officers & Pro Bono


Tune into Pro Bono Institute’s newest podcast “CLO and Pro Bono Series” and listen to chief legal officers of Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatories discuss the pro bono efforts at their departments and how they are working to improve access to justice.

CPBO Challenge® Signatories

3M Company*†
Abbott Laboratories†
Accenture plc†
Adventist Health System†
AECOM Technology Corporation
Aetna Inc.*†
Agilent Technologies, Inc.*†
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company†
Altria Group, Inc.*†
American Airlines, Inc.†
American Electric Power Company, Inc.†
American International Group, Inc.*†
AOL Inc.†
Aon Corporation†
Archer-Daniel-Midland Company
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.†
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.†
ARS National Services, Inc.†
Association of Corporate Counsel†
Assurant, Inc.
AT&T Inc.†
Automated Financial Systems, Inc.*†
Bank of America Corporation*†
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Best Buy Co., Inc.†
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.†
Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation†
Boston Scientific Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company†
CA, Inc.*†
Capital One Financial Corporation
Cardinal Health, Inc.*†
Caterpillar Inc.*†
CBRE Group, Inc.
CBS Corporation†
Churchill Downs Incorporated
CIGNA Corporation†
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citigroup Inc.*†
The Clorox Company*†
The Coca-Cola Company*†
Computer Sciences Corporation*†
Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)†
Counsel on Call*†
Cox Communications, Inc.†
Deere & Company*†
Dell Inc.*†
Deloitte LLP†
DHL Express (USA), Inc.
Direct Supply, Inc.
Discover Financial Services
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Duke Energy Corporation†
DuPont
Duquesne Light Company
Entergy Corporation
Exelon Corporation*†
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)†
Federal Reserve Bank of New York†
The Finish Line, Inc.†
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company*†
Fisher Healthcare*†
Ford Motor Company†
The Gap, Inc.†
General Electric Company*†
General Mills, Inc.
General Motors Company*†
Golden State Foods Corp.†
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc.*†
Hewlett-Packard Company†
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Intel Corporation*†
International Paper Company†
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.*†
Johnson & Johnson†
Johnson’s Tire Service LLC
Kaplan Higher Education†
LexisNexis Group†
LMI (Logistics Management Institute)*†
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
Marathon Oil Corporation†
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.*†
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Mayo Clinic†
McDonald’s Corporation†
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.*†
MetLife, Inc.†
Microsoft Corporation*†
MillerCoors LLC†
MSA Safety Inc.
MVG Development, Inc.
National Life Insurance Company (National Life Group)†
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company†
The New York Times Company†
Office Depot, Inc.†
The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack†
PepsiCo, Inc.*†
PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.†
Pfizer Inc.*†
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
PPG Industries, Inc.*†
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
Rick Engineering Company*†
Royal Bank of Canada†
salesforce.com, inc.
Sara Lee Corporation*†
Shell Oil Company*†
SIMNSA Co†
Starbucks Corporation*†
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.†
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
Symantec Corporation†
SYNNEX Corporation†
Synopsys, Inc.†
Target Corporation
TE Connectivity, Ltd.
Thomson Reuters Corporation†
TIAA-CREF†
The Toro Company*†
Towers Watson & Co.
TXU Energy*†
Tyson Foods, Inc.*†
U.S. Bancorp†
United Continental Holdings, Inc.†
United Parcel Service, Inc.*†
United Technologies Corporation*†
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated†
Vanderbilt University*†
Verizon Communications Inc.†
Viacom Inc.
Vulcan Inc.*†
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.†
Walgreen Co.
The Washington Post Company*†
West Monroe Partners, LLC
The Williams Companies, Inc.†
WPX Energy, Inc.
Xerox Corporation
Yahoo! Inc.
*Indicates Charter Signatory †Indicates Challenge 100 Signatory