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Saturday, May 11 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Top Ten Best State Laws & Policies for Pro Bono

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Join this panel discussion about how some states have been improving pro bono services and culture, and how yours can too, by adopting laws, rules and policies which promote pro bono participation, such as (i) requiring pro bono service as a condition to becoming licensed for law practice; (ii) permitting attorneys who take pro bono cases to earn credit toward mandatory CLE requirements; (iii) requiring attorneys to report on certain aspects of pro bono service to maintain their professional licenses to practice; and (iv) waiving professional license requirements for law professors, in-house counsel, retired and inactive attorneys and for out-of-state attorneys assisting individuals and families in a state impacted by a disaster. At the conclusion of the session, we will identify a suggested set of best laws, rules and policies for supporting pro bono, and the reasons for and against the inclusion of each.

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Jamie Gamble

Senior Counsel and Director, Justice Index Project
Jamie Gamble, Senior Counsel and Director of the Justice Index Project, guides on a pro bono basis the NCAJ's Justice Index, including the work of its pro bono research partners. Jamie retired as a litigation partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in December 2010. During his 14... Read More →

Alyssa Saunders

Director of Corporate Pro Bono, Pro Bono Institute
Alyssa Saunders is the Director of Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), a global project of Pro Bono Institute (PBI) to enhance in-house pro bono. CPBO is the premier resource for legal departments and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) chapters interested in building and growing in-house... Read More →
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Cheryl Zalenski

Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono, American Bar Association
As Counsel to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and Director of the ABA Center for Pro Bono, Cheryl Zalenski supports the ABA’s efforts to encourage and grow pro bono activity among all segments of the legal profession. Along with... Read More →

Saturday May 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7