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 justine.mershman@americanbar.org.

Join Us


Leadership

Chair:

Lowe, Kimberly

Vice-Chairs:

Quinn, John
Zierdt, Candace

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Roadmap of a Real Estate Financing Transaction

    03/30/2017-03/30/2017

    In this CLE we will cover the basics of a commercial real estate financing transaction from the term sheet stage through closing. Topics will include an overview of standard loan documentation, legal opinions, due diligence and common issues negotiated with respect to loan documents. The presentation ...

    2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

    04/05/2017-04/08/2017
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will take place onsite at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, LA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, April 5 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    2017 Business Bar Leader Conference

    05/18/2017-05/19/2017
    Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
    Chicago

    Registration and Thursday Night Dinner is complimentary for Registrant On-Line Event Registration Release In the interest of furthering the ABAs creation, promotion and distribution of educational/informational materials (both now and in the future), I understand ...


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 November 29, 2016

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