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Law360 Op-Ed: Law Student Pro Bono Shines a Light On Civil Justice

January 23rd, 2017|

APBCo president Kevin J. Curnin's Op-Ed piece was recently featured in Law360's In-Depth section. Law Student Pro Bono Shines A Light On Civil Justice

APBCo Expresses support for California SB6 in letter to Senator Hueso

January 5th, 2017|

On January 3, 2017, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel expressed its support for California Senate Bill 6, which provides funding for universal legal representation for every immigrant detained in California. Attached is the letter of support that APBCo sent to The Honorable Ben Hueso. The-Honorable-Ben-Hueso-ltr

Pro Bono Legal Services under the Trump Administration

January 4th, 2017|

Looking ahead to pro bono legal services during the early days of the Trump Administration, this American Lawyer article draws on the expertise of seven APBCo members, with a focus in immigration issues. The article gives evidence to APBCo’s growing role as the voice of law firm pro bono, and [...]

APBCo Joins in Petitioning N.D. Supreme Court regarding Pro Hac Vice Admission Procedures

January 4th, 2017|

Several hundred Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protestors are facing criminal prosecution in North Dakota, but there are not enough attorneys in North Dakota to represent them. A consortium of nonprofits (which includes among others the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU) has petitioned the North Dakota Supreme Court to loosen [...]

APBCo’s Post Election Statement

November 22nd, 2016|

On the eve of Thanksgiving, APBCo has 10 years of growth and accomplishment to look back on and be thankful for, including the opportunity to learn from each other as a community. At the same time, in the two weeks since the election, APBCo members have received literally hundreds of [...]

Nationwide Resource Hotline Launched

November 15th, 2016|

The National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers (National Network) and the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo), with support from Pro Bono Net, have collaborated for the first time to launch a nationwide resource hotline for nonprofits regarding upcoming changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime [...]

APBCo efforts yield significant changes in access to pro bono counsel at Stewart Detention Center

September 30th, 2016|

In March 2016, APBCo joined a group of organizations protesting some of the practices and policies at one of the country’s largest immigration detention centers, the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia (view letter here). Stewart is located in a remote area and the only hope for counsel that detainees have [...]

APBCo Congratulates Eve Runyon, President and CEO of the Pro Bono Institute

May 2nd, 2016|

The Association of Pro Bono Counsel congratulates Eve Runyon on becoming the new President and CEO of the Pro Bono Institute (“PBI”). With her years of experience at PBI, familiarity with all aspects of pro bono legal services, and commitment to closing the justice gap and serving the poor, Eve [...]