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CPBO keeps up with the latest news regarding in-house pro bono, including new opportunities, evolving trends, and practice rule changes impacting in-house attorneys’ ability to provide pro bono legal services.

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Most Recent News Items

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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Meeting the Challenge Head-On: When the Pro Bono Institute threw down the gauntlet, Duke Energy picked it up

October 11, 2017

Garry Rice, deputy general counsel at Duke Energy, heads the environmental, health and safety legal group. For the past three years he has also chaired the law department’s pro bono team, which has created some unusual incentives to encourage lawyers to participate in the program.

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