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Friday, December 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Big Ideas: The Future of Pro Bono

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This session will envision how pro bono legal services delivery systems might develop over the next five, ten, or more years. Attendees will start by examining where pro bono is today as a component of fully engaged legal services models and then, in facilitated small group discussions, will consider innovative approaches in technology, policies and regulations, client-centered approaches, community engagement, program operations, and more.


Sharon Goldsmith

Executive Director, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.
Sharon E. Goldsmith is the founding director of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC), the statewide pro bono support center and coordinator of volunteer legal services. Since its inception in 1990, the Center has recruited, trained, and referred thousands of volu... Read More →

Mark O'Brien

Executive Director, Pro Bono Net
Mark O'Brien is the co-founder and executive director of Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that increases access to justice for the poor and other vulnerable populations through innovative uses of technology, collaboration, and volunteer mobilization. Founded in 1998, Pro Bono N... Read More →

Eve Runyon

Director, Corporate Pro Bono, The Pro Bono Institute
Eve Runyon is the president and CEO of Pro Bono Institute. Runyon first joined PBI in 2005 to lead Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), PBI’s partnerships project with the Association of Corporate Counsel. Under Runyon’s leadership, CPBO designed and implemented innovative initiatives... Read More →
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Steve Scudder

Committee Counsel-Pro Bono, American Bar Association
Steven Scudder is counsel to the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Mr. Scudder graduated from the Franklin Pierce Law School in 1983, was in private practice for a short time, and then became director of the New Hampshire Pro Bono Program. For 10 years he led... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 4 Meeting Room Level

Attendees (29)