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Free One-Hour Briefing on How to Start–and Succeed–at Pro Bono

October 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

Sure, you know pro bono is a good idea, and brings many benefits to you, your firm, and the clients you serve. But where do you start? How do you know what work is available, and what would be interesting? What work would fit best with your career goals, your time commitments, and your work situation? What work will prove to be fascinating and rewarding (and what won’t?) How can you do pro bono work when you don’t have any experience in any of the areas you think there are pro bono opportunities?

As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Adam Friedl, Pro Bono Coordinator at ProBono.Net, and Tiela Chalmers, Pro Bono and Legal Services Consultant, for a free one-hour briefing on How to Start – and Succeed – at Pro Bono – and learn how you can build a pro bono practice that allows you to do well while doing good.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How to figure out what work appeals to you, and will build your professional skills
  • Working within the constraints, opportunities and systems of your current situation
  • What types of work are available, and where to find them

Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now, and learn more about pro bono today!

Free One-Hour Briefing on Immigration after Windsor

October 23, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, opening a path to immigration benefits for same-sex families for the first time ever. Now that several months have passed, we have a better understanding of what’s proved successful for immigration applicants and what issues remain.

Please join Victoria Neilson, legal director, and Michael Sisitzky, staff attorney, at Immigration Equality, a national organization that advocates for full equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals and their families, for a free one-hour briefing. Topics to be discussed include:

• Agency guidance issued since the DOMA decision
• Anecdotes from clients and practitioners: what’s going well and what isn’t?
• Challenging cases and possible strategies
• LGBT family issues that are not solved by the end of DOMA

Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!