100 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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

    DOJ's Office for Access to Justice

    DOJ's Office for Access to Justice

    In this episode, PBI interviews access to justice leaders, Tony West, Karen Lash, and Maha Jweied who all played an integral part in leading the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) first office for Access to Justice, which was formally established in 2016.  Hear Tony, Karen, and Maha share more about the exciting recent announcements by the President and Attorney General on relaunching some of the work of the former Office for Access to Justice and what this means for the Office for Access to Justice and the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR).  

    • 31 min
    EP#7 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    EP#7 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    "We have to challenge the status quo and model the way." In this episode, PBI interviews Jo-Ann Wallace, President and CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), to learn more about NLADA’s continued efforts to assist civil legal aid, public defenders and client and community advocates through the pandemic. Hear how NLADA is addressing unemployment benefits, remote court systems, racial equity, the eviction crisis, and more. This is the seventh episode in a special podcast from Pro Bono Institute illuminating the legal aid and pro bono community’s response to Covid-19.

    • 32 min
    EP#6 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    EP#6 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    In this episode, PBI interviews Ron Flagg, President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), to learn more about the LSC eviction study that launched in September 2020. With many out of work and unable to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation finds itself in a heightened eviction crisis. Hear more about the LSC eviction study and what steps LSC is taking to prepare for and address this emergency. This is the sixth episode in a special podcast from Pro Bono Institute illuminating the legal aid and pro bono community’s response to Covid-19.

    • 17 min
    EP#5 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    EP#5 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    "Don't let good be the enemy of the ok." PBI interviews Becky Troth, Executive Director of the DC Bar Pro Bono Center. As the largest provider of pro bono legal services in DC, the DC Bar Pro Bono Center continues to offer pro bono help amidst the global pandemic. Hear more about how the DC Bar Pro Bono Center is serving the District while keeping the spirit of teamwork, collaboration and volunteerism alive. This is the fifth episode in a special podcast from Pro Bono Institute illuminating the legal aid and pro bono community’s response to Covid-19.

    • 21 min
    EP#4 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    EP#4 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    "This is about justice." PBI interviews Judge Jonathan Lippman, of counsel at Latham & Watkins in New York City and a former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Judge Lippman is also the chair of New York's COVID-19 Pro Bono Network, a task force created by the New York State Bar Association, in partnership with the state court system. Hear more about the the work of the task force and inspirational words from Judge Lippman about collaboration, leadership, and the future of the legal system. This is the fourth episode in a special podcast from Pro Bono Institute illuminating the legal aid and pro bono community’s response to Covid-19.

    • 29 min
    EP#3 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    EP#3 - The Challenge of COVID-19: Legal Community in Action

    MassMutual’s General Counsel Michael O’Connor and Corporate Law Lead Counsel and Pro Bono Committee Founder Dorothy Varon join the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Executive Director Silvia Argueta and Baker McKenzie’s Pro Bono Partner and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Practice Angela Vigil to describe how their organizations are effectively communicating with their pro bono clients despite the challenges posed by closed meeting places and social distancing during the Covid-19 crisis. Mike and Dorothy also discuss the unique aspects of a large corporation in a small legal market providing pro bono services. This is the third episode in a special podcast from Pro Bono Institute illuminating the legal aid and pro bono community’s response to Covid-19.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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.

A2J Believer ,

Showcasing PB Stars

Great idea to showcase different ways attorneys can contribute pro bono services in quest to achieve access to justice. Can't wait to hear the next contributor.

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