American Bar Association
Pro Bono Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Pro Bono Committee

About the Committee

Committee Mission Statement

The mission of the Pro Bono Committee is to be the nexus between the Business Law Section and the legal profession’s pro bono and legal aid community. The Committee implements the Section's pro bono goals through development and support of model business pro bono projects and activities and outreach to the pro bono legal aid communities.

Committee Facts

  • One hundred thirty-three members
  • Three to four meetings a year, two of them in-person at the Section Spring Meeting and the ABA Annual Meeting
  • Selection of National Public Service Award recipients (the only nationwide pro bono award for business lawyers)
  • Guest presentations at Committee meetings on cutting-edge transactional pro bono projects
  • Member discussion of legal aid and pro bono policy developments that impact the profession
  • Sponsored CLE programs on topics of interest to volunteer business attorneys
  • Dedicated Business Law Today coverage of business law pro bono
  • Outreach opportunities at meeting locations
  • Committee newsletters that report on legal developments and Committee activities

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community development
  • Consumer bankruptcy
  • Consumer finance
  • Select matters of professional responsibility

Committee Participation Opportunities
Pro Bono Committee members may volunteer for any of these Committee activities:
  • National Public Service Award
  • Programming Design
  • Publications
  • Section Relations
  • Special Projects

To volunteer for any of these Committee activities, contact Pro Bono Committee leaders or contact the staff at

Join Us



Lowe, Kimberly


Quinn, John
Zierdt, Candace

Committee Roster  

Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    21st National M&A Institute

    Windsor Court Hotel
    New Orleans

    Value Pass subscribers save 25% on Institute registration! Use code VPINST at time of purchase.

    The Ins & Outs of Copyright Terminations


    The event will be held on 11/09/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries,Section of Intellectual Property Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Conflicts and Conduct in Major Corporate Transactions and Litigation


    A panel of seasoned M&A practitioners, including a former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, will discuss potential conflicts that may arise in the representation of participants to a major corporate transaction and ensuing litigation. The panel will consider the limitations of advance ...


ABA Center for Pro Bono - Business Law Project


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Modified by Graham Hunt on September 29, 2016

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