The Legal Executive Institute is pleased to partner with Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) on a dynamic, interactive, half-day program dedicated to the intersection of pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (DEI) in the current legal market. Law firm, corporate, public interest, academic, and judicial leaders will work collaboratively on a series of core questions devoted to improving access to justice across the greater New York City community.
Attendees are invited to peruse the following resources in advance of the event:
Mansfield Rule, courtesy of Diversity Lab.
“The Overlooked Importance of Pro Bono Work” – David Lash
The FAIR Pledge: We Commit to Fighting Against Implicit Bias and Racial Inequality | National Legal Aid & Defender Association
For 35 years, VOLS has harnessed the power of New York City’s legal community and neighborhood-based groups to provide free, civil legal services when and where they are needed most. The Pro Bono Leadership Summit is followed by VOLS’ 35th anniversary evening gala celebration: Women’s Leadership in Pro Bono. More information about the gala can be found at www.volsprobono.org/gala.