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Realising Our Potential – In House Pro Bono Group

November 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The In House Pro Bono Group invites you to join us for a webinar primarily aimed at the in-house legal community focussing on how in-house lawyers and their legal departments can participate in pro bono work, and why it is so important for us to do so, now more than ever, in these difficult times.
Last year the In House Pro Bono Guidance was launched, providing detailed advice and practical tips on how to find, encourage, and facilitate pro bono work in house. This webinar will focus on looking further at the resource of the in-house legal community and how it can provide support to those who need legal assistance the most, but can’t afford it, and to realise our own potential in this area.

We will have some great panellists who are hugely experienced in how in-house legal departments can best set themselves up to provide pro bono support, as well as from private practice and the voice of the client.
Chair: Antonio Suarez-Martinez (Assistant General Counsel, GSK)
Luke Arbuthnot, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs
Valerie Farkas, EMEA General Counsel, Bloomberg
Diane Sechi, Pro Bono Coordinator at Simmons & Simmons
Harmit Springett, General Counsel at Centrepoint
Due to restrictions imposed as a result of COVID19, and to ensure the maximum attendance, we have decided to hold this event virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please register via the weblink below. Access details will be provided closer to the event. Whilst the session is aimed at in-house lawyers, we welcome anybody who is interested in assisting the in-house community develop and grow its pro bono work to attend. 

We will cover:

  • Establishing a pro bono practice / finding pro bono opportunities
  • Identifying and encouraging volunteers, sponsors and champions
  • Effective partnering with external counsel
  • The value of pro bono work to clients
  • Whether virtual working presents more opportunities to assist
  • Practical advice
    • Engagement letters
    • Insurance
    • Capturing hours
    • Rewarding pro bono work


November 4, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Online event
United Kingdom


In House Pro Bono Group
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