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Lively conversations about law firm and in-house pro bono news, infrastructure, and best practices featuring insightful and entertaining expert guests from Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Firms, Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Signatories, and Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® Signatories.

Pro Bono Happy Hour Pro Bono Institute

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Lively conversations about law firm and in-house pro bono news, infrastructure, and best practices featuring insightful and entertaining expert guests from Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Firms, Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Signatories, and Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® Signatories.

    6/28/24 Entergy Legal Department–Lighting Up Justice: The Spark of EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day

    6/28/24 Entergy Legal Department–Lighting Up Justice: The Spark of EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day

    In 2022, Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), the global in-house project of Pro Bono Institute (PBI), partnered with the legal department of Entergy Corporation and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to establish EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day. EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day is an annual day of pro bono service for volunteer attorneys and legal staff from electric and gas companies. For the past two years on EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day, Entergy has offered significant pro bono events and opportunities across jurisdictions engaging their pro bono volunteers in innovative ways.
    We spoke with Christy Kane, Pro Bono Counsel at Entergy, for this Signatory Showcase episode. Listen to hear more about Entergy’s participation, community, and leadership around PBI’s annual EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day. The third annual EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day will take place on November 14, 2024.

    • 25 min
    4/24/2024 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP: Creatively Redressing the Criminalization of Marijuana Use

    4/24/2024 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP: Creatively Redressing the Criminalization of Marijuana Use

    In partnership with The Bronx Defenders, Cleary attorneys have been supporting the launch of New York State’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licensing program. The first of its kind, this program prioritizes licensing individuals affected by the past criminalization of marijuana use. We spoke with Cleary Gottlieb Pro Bono Counsel, Katherine Hughes, for this PBEye Signatory Showcase podcast. Listen to Hughes speak about creating a successful program in New York that could serve as a blueprint for other states when looking towards cannabis legalization from a social equity and social justice perspective. 

    • 16 min
    2/22/24 GSK Empowering New Beginnings: Pro Bono Efforts to Secure Identity and Support for the Homeless

    2/22/24 GSK Empowering New Beginnings: Pro Bono Efforts to Secure Identity and Support for the Homeless

    In 2023, 148 members of GSK's Legal and Compliance Department global pro bono program served 160 clients,providing over 1200 hours of service. Since 2015, GSK has partnered with Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), an organization that provides free legal services to individuals and families who experience or face homelessness in Philadelphia. GSK lawyers and legal professionals assist with securing birth certificates for clients which addresses homelessness and enables them to apply for housing. GSK also participates in HAP’s SOAR (SSI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery) project to obtain expedited rulings on Supplemental Security Income and SSDI cases to help provide income to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability.
    We spoke with GSK Assistant General Counsel, Andy Boczkowski, for this special edition of the Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast. Listen to how GSK got involved with HAP.

    • 14 min
    11/16/23 Intel’s Pro Bono Expungement Clinics: PBI Signatory Showcase

    11/16/23 Intel’s Pro Bono Expungement Clinics: PBI Signatory Showcase

    In 2021, Intel Corporation partnered with legal service organizations across the country to provide pro bono assistance through expungement clinics in support of their commitment to racial justice. 
    With unique volunteer opportunities available for all staff, Intel was able to bring in a much larger group of volunteers beyond attorneys. Their teams quickly saw an overwhelmingly positive impact within communities both socially and financially. Since 2022, Intel has worked with well over 150 clients across the U.S. who have been successful in getting their dismissal petitions granted.
    For our latest Signatory Showcase series podcast episode, we spoke with Eva Almirantearena, Intel's Vice President and Associate General Counsel in Antitrust and Commercial Litigation Group about Intel’s incredible pro bono work expunging criminal records.

    • 11 min
    9/21/23 Pro Bono Immigration Clinics: PBI Signatory Showcase Featuring Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and Skadden

    9/21/23 Pro Bono Immigration Clinics: PBI Signatory Showcase Featuring Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and Skadden

    ADM and Skadden formed a pro bono partnership in 2019 to create a series of pro bono days of service, including clinics hosted in Skadden’s office. Since then, they have provided pro bono legal assistance to an array of clients – and over the years the partnership has averaged in assisting 12 to 40 individuals during each clinic. ADM and Skadden have worked most recently with the National Immigrant Justice Center to assist immigrants who had obtained asylee or refugee status in filing their green card applications. Find out more about this impactful project.

    • 18 min
    7/19/23 Religious Discrimination: PBI Signatory Showcase Featuring Milbank LLP

    7/19/23 Religious Discrimination: PBI Signatory Showcase Featuring Milbank LLP

    Religious DiscriminationMilbank LLP
    In a pro bono case Milbank represented All Muslim Association of America (AMAA), a non-profit that provides low-cost burial and funeral services to Muslims in the DMV area, against a county in Virginia that created an ordinance that specifically made it impossible for AMAA to put a cemetery on their property. Milbank prevailed, resulting in the county rolling back that provision and awarding the client a large settlement in damages.
    We spoke with Milbank LLP Special Counsel, Melanie Westover Yanez, for this special edition of the Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

juliahh45 ,

Great podcast

I really like this podcast. The people who talked in the first episode explained every well what they are talking about and it was very interesting.

UNCProBono ,

Nihad is really great!

Well done!

Pro Bono Junkie ,

Great podcast -- inspiring!

Update: this show isn’t as strong or engaging as it used to be: please bring back Reena, Elysse, and Eva!

Entertaining, funny, and informative! Keep up the good work and keep the episodes coming.

You and your guests know your stuff. There is nobody better at giving smart, strategic advice to pro bono leaders. You provide great ideas and inspiration.

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