Roundtable Discussion On In-House Counsel And Pro Bono

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 01:00

The New Jersey and the Greater New York Chapters of ACC will sponsor a one- hour roundtable and one-hour ethics CLE program titled Pro Bono and the In-House Attorney: Getting Going, Building Momentum, and Managing Ethical Conflicts on Wednesday, November 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow the event. It will be hosted by DLA Piper LLP in their offices at 1251 Avenue of the America, New York City.

The discussion will be moderated by Esther F. Lardent, president and CEO, Pro Bono Institute and Kwanza Butler, counsel and assistant corporate secretary, Time Warner Inc. They will cover topics relevant to in-house attorneys who are running, coordinating or thinking of starting a pro bono program in their offices. The discussion will be an informalexchange of ideas about best practices, issues of concern, how best to garner management support, how to identify specific pro bono projects and how best to trace participant data.

The speakers on ethics will be Todd Baskin, managing director, Bank of America; Professor Bruce A. Green, director of the Louis Stein Center at Fordham Law School; and John J. Clark, partner, DLA Piper. They will touch on a variety of ethical concerns that in-house attorneys may face in the course of pro bono representation, including actual and positional conflicts and the ability to withdraw as counsel.

For details on registration fees and available CLE credits, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register contact ivette.del.valle@ or visit www.probono. net.