2019 California Pro Bono Conference Recap
February 6, 2019

The air buzzed with excitement as advocates, pro bono managers, and legal aid leaders from not just the state – but around the country – took their seats. With 264 feet placed firmly on the ground, 132 heads bowed in a mindfulness moment to become grounded and fully present. The 2019 California Pro Bono Conference had begun. 

 

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From addressing power and privilege in legal aid and pro bono, to how to best serve children & youth, conversations around innovative pro bono practices and emerging needs were the themes of the day. The morning began with thought-provoking conversations around using technology to increase efficiency in the recruitment of volunteers to regional and statewide coordination. The conference ended fittingly with conversations about the impact and evaluative practices of pro bono programs, and self-care in this trying political climate.

Just as quickly as the conference came, it was over. As the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, the OneJustice network moved into a fun-filled reception to celebrate the 11th successful California Pro Bono Conference and kick off what will be a year-long celebration of OneJustice’s 40th birthday in 2019. 

Over the next few weeks, OneJustice is excited to report back with key takeaways and notes from conference breakout session.  Be sure to keep an eye out for new blog posts, or check below to see what’s been published thus far!

Agenda:

Morning Session:
Addressing Power and Privilege in Legal Aid and Pro Bono
Leveraging Tech to Recruit Pro Bono Volunteers
Envisioning Next Steps in Statewide & Regional Pro Bono Coordination

Afternoon Session #1:
How Pro Bono is Used to Serve Children & Youth
Next Steps in Pro Bono Response to Natural Disasters
Pro Bono Immigration and Border Response

Afternoon Session #2:
Mindfulness and Self-Care Strategies in Pro Bono
Your Future Justice Bus Project
Using Evaluation Methods to Reimagine Pro Bono Programs

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