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Bradford L. Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation, is New Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO) Advisory Board Co-Chair

April 26, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), a joint partnership of the Pro Bono Institute and the Association of Corporate Counsel, is pleased to announce that Bradford L. Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation, will join the CPBO Advisory Board, effective March 3, 2007. Mr. Smith will co-chair the Advisory Board with Laura Stein, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Clorox Company.

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Clorox Pro Bono Policy

April 20, 2007

PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE GUIDELINES OF THE CLOROX COMPANY’S LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Purpose To state the Clorox Legal Service Department’s (the “Legal Department”) guidelines regarding Legal Department employee participation in pro bono legal service and community service. (References to “The Clorox Company”, “Clorox” and “Company” refer to The Clorox Company and its subsidiary companies.) Scope […]

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Attorney Thomas A. Gottschalk Receives National Honor

April 11, 2007

Thomas A. Gottschalk, for six years the Executive Vice President, Law and Public Policy of General Motors and formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, received the Pro Bono Institute’s 2007 Chesterfield Smith Award. The award, which was presented on March 2 at a ceremony at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, recognizes extraordinary courage and commitment to pro bono by a legal leader. It is not given annually; rather, only when warranted by outstanding achievement.

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2007 Pro Bono Institute Annual Seminar and Forum on In-House Pro Bono

March 26, 2007

As those who attended can attest, this year’s Seminar/Forum was an incredible experience. Participants in the sessions were brimming with ideas, and the event was alive with energy. As the largest gathering in PBI’s history, it was also a bit too crowded, but the caliber of the discussions and the quality of the participants made the space squeeze worth it.

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3M Company with Children’s Law Center of Minnesota

March 11, 2007

For Immediate Release – March 11, 2007 The legal department of 3M has been selected to receive a national pro bono partnership award for their innovative partnership representing abused and neglected children with Children’s Law Center of Minnesota. Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO) presented the fifth annual CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award at the […]

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Statement of the Association of Corporate Counsel on Pro Bono Legal Service at Guantanamo Bay

January 17, 2007

Washington, DC—ACC was heartened to see Deputy Defense Secretary Charles “Cully” Stimson apologize for his statement that he believes corporations should take action against large law firms engaged in providing pro bono legal representation to detainees at Guantanamo. Corporate legal departments strongly support pro bono legal services offered by their legal staff and the law firms they retain. It is not only a professional responsibility of the bar, but ensures meaningful access to our justice system for all.

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San Francisco Pro Bono Legal Services Clinic Provides Training in Family Law Issues and an Opportunity to Discuss In-House Pro Bono

January 17, 2007

On November 17, 2006, the Pro Bono Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACC, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley hosted a Pro Bono Legal Services Clinic at the Westin Hotel in Palo Alto. The event was sponsored by Baker & McKenzie. The Clinic attracted several volunteer corporate attorneys, and it was extremely successful in helping to resolve the legal issues of several clients in need.

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Helping Hands

January 1, 2007

A growing number of corporate counsel are finding career satisfaction, developing new skills and networking in their communities through pro bono work.

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The Pros of Corporate Pro Bono

July 1, 2006

“Corporate pro bono is increasing dramatically across the board,” says Esther Lardent, president of Washington, D.C.-based Pro Bono Institute (PBI).

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Why Do Pro Bono

May 1, 2006

Why Do Pro Bono May 2006 Benefits the Employee Pro bono work offers benefits to lawyers and other legal staff by: Enhancing job fulfillment Brings great personal and professional satisfaction Helping employees hone skills and improve productivity Offering a variety of experiences that cannot be duplicated elsewhere Both litigation and transactional opportunities exist Reminding lawyers […]

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