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Friday, May 10 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Better Together: How Successful Collaborations Make Us Stronger and More Effective

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This session will discuss how formal and informal cross-organization and institutional collaborations can be used in various ways to create community, leverage connections, and combine resources to achieve short or long term goals and increase access to justice. In using several successful public interest and private sector examples of established and new coalitions as case studies, we will look at how groups can multiply their impact by working with others towards a common goal. We will talk about the stories behind why these groups were established, their goals, how they accomplish the change they envision, and how these collaborations are sustained over time.


Annie Pineda

Director, Pro Bono, The Bronx Defenders
Annie Pineda is Director of Pro Bono at The Bronx Defenders, which provides holistic and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, immigration and civil legal services, social work support, and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx. In her role, she is responsible for developing... Read More →

Laren Spirer

Director of Pro Bono Programs and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
Laren E. Spirer is an attorney with extensive experience and relationships in the pro bono legal community. Most recently, she was the Pro Bono Manager at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she assisted associates and partners in identifying and pursuing projects with numerous not-for-profit... Read More →
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Ben Weinberg

Pro Bono Partner, Dentons US LLP
As Pro Bono partner, Ben Weinberg works with Dentons' Global and US Pro Bono Committees and with firmwide and regional leadership to manage the Firm's substantial pro bono program.In addition, Ben helps develop new pro bono initiatives with legal aid pr

Friday May 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
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