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Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19 (Webinar)

  • Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute is offering a one-hour briefing via webinar entitled Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19 on May 22, 2020 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern.

Registration Fee: $25.00

PLI is providing free access to online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis. Please use this priority code during checkout: FREE COVID

As legal aid and nonprofit offices have closed and attorneys are working from home due to Covid-19, organizations have had to quickly adapt to the changing legal landscape and incorporate remote legal tools to serve an increasing number of clients.  Many groups are using these tools for the first time, while others are expanding on existing remote practices and integrating pro bono attorneys to broaden their impact.

Join Samantha Ingram, Director of Pro Bono Programs, Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), Carolyn Kim, Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Jeanne Ortiz, Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pro Bono Net to learn what remote tools and best practices are available to help organizations innovate quickly and effectively.

Briefing Description:
  1. What remote service methods/tools currently exist and have been adopted by legal services organizations and nonprofits
    • Highlights of programs that have successfully integrated remote legal services into their practice
  2. With the increase in the need for remote work due to the coronavirus, what unique challenges and legal issues are organizations facing and how are they adapting
  3. How to incorporate pro bono attorneys into remote work
    • What are the roles and responsibilities of the legal services organization and the pro bono attorney and best practices for communication and managing that relationship
    • What resources are available to connect pro bono attorneys with opportunities, particularly in areas of high need
  4. Best practices for organizations getting started with remote practice
    • Highlights of practices that can be applied to a wide variety of legal areas and types of client service to help organizations adopt remote tools to better and more efficiently assist clients in the Covid-19 landscape


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE Credit: One (1) Substantive Credit

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute