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Second Acts®: Tapping Transitioning Baby-Boomers to Enhance Law Firm Pro Bono


Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM

Location: Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.


More than 300 participants from law firms, legal departments, and public interest organizations from around the world attended the 2017 PBI Annual Conference held on March 8-10 in Washington, D.C. Sessions covered a wide array of topics, including new challenges to civil rights and liberties, as well as recurring areas of interest for pro bono leaders, such as budgeting and maintaining attorney engagement.

The Conference continued with sessions on pro bono program issues including building partnerships among legal departments and law firms, ethics, and finding funding for pro bono programs. Other sessions focused on topical issues such as events in Ferguson, Missouri; Korematsu v. United States and the incarceration of Japanese Americans; and “juvenile lifers” in prison. Representatives of public interest organizations hosted tables in the late afternoon at the Pro Bono EXPO and Happy Hour, a unique networking opportunity and catalyst for new pro bono relationships and initiatives.


Susan M. Finegan is a recognized pro bono pioneer and Chair of Mintz's Pro Bono Committee. She manages pro bono matters for the firm and co-chairs the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.