What should the relationship be between professional development and pro bono services?
Could well-trained legal assistants and paralegals assume greater responsibility and provide specific forms of legal relief? What matters would be appropriate to such specialized forms of representation?
How do we ensure high quality pro bono work?
How do we serve the hard to reach geographical communities?
How can we better use technology? What kinds of information could/should we disseminate, and how?
The overwhelming majority of low income people appear pro se in court. What should the role of pro bono assistance be for these clients?
What systemic issues do you see in the delivery of legal services and equal access to justice? How does pro bono fit (or not) into the big picture?
What is the role of rewards/awards in generating pro bono participation? What evidence do you have of their efficacy?
- What are your best practices in inspiring and rewarding pro bono participation?
What is the best way to recruit and utilize corporate in house counsel? Government attorneys?
Some lawyers prefer to give money rather than their time and skill, and some legal services/pro bono organizations would also prefer this arrangement. Others favor both a monetary and personal commitment to pro bono work/legal services. How do you see this issue? What suggestions do you have?