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 leslie.archer@americanbar.org.

Join Us


Leadership

Chair:

Lowe, Kimberly

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Navigating the Ethical Maelstroms When the Law Firm Ship is Going Down

    06/09/2016-06/09/2016

    The profession has seen a number of law firms dissolve in the last few decades. When law firms fail, a number of ethical and risk management issues surface that require careful and conscious planning to successfully navigate. These issues relate to everything from client property and client files, to ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/08/2016-09/10/2016
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston

    **THIS PAGE IS THE STARTING POINT FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in ...


Materials


ABA Center for Pro Bono - Business Law Project


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-PROBONO@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on May 28, 2015

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