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Big Name GCs Implore Congress To Boost Legal Aid Funding

April 29, 2019

Law360 April 28, 2019 General counsel from Walmart, Amazon, General Motors and more than 250 other American companies are urging Congress to increase federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the country’s largest single funder of civil legal aid, despite the Trump administration’s repeated calls to ax the program. Read more…  

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In-House Counsel: Ivan Fong

April 12, 2019

Minnesota Lawyer March 25, 2019 At 3M, Fong supervises about 590 employees, including some 261 attorneys in 39 countries and distinct compliance, global security, and government affairs teams. In 2015, 3M’s law department landed on Corporate Counsel magazine’s Best Legal Departments of the Year list. In 2015 and 2017, it made the Financial Times’ Most […]

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MassMutual and the Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic expand Pro Bono Partnership

November 30, 2018

MassLive November 20, 2018 Expanding its relationship with the Hampden Country Bar Association (HCBA) Legal Clinic, the MassMutual Foundation, Inc. – a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) – announced that it is providing the Hampden County Bar Association more than $300,000 to help underserved residents in the Springfield community […]

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California May Propel In-House Pro Bono Changes in Other States

November 30, 2018

Law 360 November 25, 2018 With California looking to ease the way for in-house attorneys to donate legal services, access to justice advocates hope rule changes in the largest U.S. legal market will put momentum behind similar reforms in other states with heavy concentrations of corporate legal teams. The California State Bar Board of Trustees is now […]

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Business Case for In-House Pro Bono

November 14, 2018

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR IN-HOUSE PRO BONO Esther F. Lardent During the past decade, the number of formal, organized pro bono efforts at in-house legal departments and the participation of in-house lawyers and legal staff in pro bono matters have increased dramatically. Led by a growing number of general counsel strongly committed to pro bono […]

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Across the Globe, 3M Lawyers Take Pride in Pro Bono Projects

June 19, 2018

Legal departments, even those at major companies, often avoid using their lawyering talents to serve any client but their corporate client. But not 3M Co. Ivan Fong, the company’s general counsel, finds that doing pro bono work is an important way for the 260 lawyers he supervises around the globe to gain solid experience doing interesting legal work while supporting their communities at the same time.

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Photos: Bay Area’s top in-house lawyers honored

March 2, 2018

Bay Area Corporate Counsel honorees had the sold-out crowd chuckling — and reflecting — throughout the evening at the 2018 Bay Area Corporate Counsel awards dinner on March 1 at the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto.

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And the Award Goes To…

January 31, 2018

PBI will present Gregory B. Jordan and the Legal Department of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.** (PNC) with the 2018 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award at a special luncheon on Thursday, February 22 during the 2018 PBI Annual Conference. PBI’s Zelon Award honors Judge Zelon’s leadership and her extraordinary contributions to enhancing justice for all.

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Schedule a Clinic in a Box® Program in 2018

December 12, 2017

The CPBO Clinic in a Box® program has come a long way since its inception as a pro bono opportunity at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting (AM). While it continues to be an annual pro bono event for ACC AM attendees and local chapter members, the program has grown in popularity and the options have expanded.

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