While in-house pro bono is still new for many organizations, CPBO works with a number of legal departments that have long-running programs. Administering mature programs poses its own challenges, like how to maintain interest and how to expand. CPBO can assist mature pro bono programs in transitioning to the next level, whether it be increasing participation or developing a signature project. Several ways that CPBO can work with your legal department include:
- identifying global pro bono projects;
- developing and adopting metrics;
- creating signature projects;
- addressing multijurisdictional practice rules that may restrict in-house pro bono;
- forming strategic partnerships;
- maintaining and increasing momentum and sustainability; and
- implementing self-assessment processes.
Other ways that CPBO promotes the growth and maturation of in-house pro bono include:
- the CPBO Challenge® initiative, which enables legal departments to identify, benchmark, and communicate their support for pro bono service;
- training and networking opportunities at events; and
- the CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award, which recognizes successful partnership models.
For assistance growing your pro bono program or for more information, contact CPBO.