Who Should Attend?
Law firm managing partners, practice group and office leaders, pro bono committee chairs, pro bono partners, pro bono coordinators, and relationship partners – involved in the direction, oversight, support, and administration of pro bono programs; chief legal officers; public interest and legal services pro bono leaders, pro bono volunteers and university faculty and law students.
Why Should You Attend?
This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the need for pro bono legal services in Kansas. We will look at what law firms and practitioners, Kansas Legal Services, and law schools are already doing and how we can expand on that and work together to provide more services and share resources. We will also share ideas and guidance that will enhance the performance, efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness of how pro bono is packaged and delivered. We hope you will stay for the reception so that we can recognize the many pro bono hours that volunteers provided in 2014. It will also be a time that you can network with other attendees.
Check-In (1:45 - 2 p.m.)
Kansas Law Center
1200 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1806
Welcome Address (2 – 2:15 p.m.)
Justice Dan Biles, Kansas Supreme Court
Justice Biles is the liaison to the Supreme Court's Access to Justice Committee, charged with planning and coordination of legal services delivery and removing barriers to equal access to justice.
A National look at Pro Bono (2:15 – 2:40 p.m.)
A Real Look at the Need in Kansas (2:40 – 3 p.m.)
Collaborating to Meet this Need: Panel Discussion (3 – 3:45 p.m.)
We know the need for legal pro bono services is increasing and as it gains more momentum the need to collaborate and share resources will be key to meeting that need.The problem won’t be solved today but if we can build a master list of stakeholders and resources, we can start having future conversations that will enable us to work together to address pro bono needs in Kansas. The following panelists will share their models and get us started on discussing how we can collaborate:
Packaging Pro Bono (3:45 – 4:15 p.m.)
Everyone likes to have choices and all of us have different priorities and schedules. Knowing this, how can KLS and the KBA package pro bono opportunities that are attractive?
This is a time to celebrate the volunteer hours that you have provided in 2014 and your commitment to working together to provide services to low-income Kansans. Enjoy some refreshments and feel free to share any thoughts or ideas on this event or future pro bono events with KBA and KLS staff.
Please bring business cards to share and drop one in the box at the check-in desk for the door prize.
We invited you to attend because you have the ability to make an impact on the growing need for pro bono services in Kansas. In addition, we believe that collectively, we can make a bigger impact than individually. Thank you for being here!