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CPBO Challenge® Initiative

In 2006, at the urging of chief legal officers, CPBO launched an initiative enabling legal departments to identify, benchmark, and communicate their support for pro bono service. The Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative is now the standard for in-house pro bono.  It is a simple, voluntary statement of commitment to pro bono service by legal departments, their lawyers and staff.

Since its founding in 2000, CPBO has worked with hundreds of legal departments and seen tremendous growth in pro bono among in-house counsel. This growth is displayed in the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® reports.

2015 Challenge Report Cover

About the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative – an introduction to the CPBO Challenge® initiative.

The Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® statement – the only industry-wide benchmark for legal departments in tracking pro bono efforts.

List of Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatories – a listing of legal departments that have signed onto the CPBO Challenge® initiative.

CPBO Challenge® 10th Anniversary – a celebration of the CPBO Challenge® initiative’s milestones over the ten years since its launch.

Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative FAQs – frequently asked questions about in-house pro bono and the CPBO Challenge® initiative.

Sign the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® statement – submit this form and join other departments committed to pro bono legal services.

CPBO Challenge® Reportssummaries of responses from CPBO Challenge® signatories, showing the progress and growth of in-house pro bono.

The CPBO Challenge® 100 – recognizing the 100 pioneer legal departments that have signed the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® statement.