Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Public Interest Perspectives - An Introductory Training for Private Sector Attorneys Entering Public Interest Placements

The Association of Pro Bono Counsel and NALP are pleased to announce a free national training for attorneys beginning volunteer public interest placements. Complimentary online registration is now open at:

The program is intended for private sector attorneys who are beginning public service placements with legal aid and other nonprofit legal organizations. It will provide an overview of the differences in law firm and nonprofit practice settings, insight on working with low-income clients, and background on the economic challenges presently being confronted by the public interest community. While the training focuses particularly on practice in civil legal services organizations, the information is relevant to most public interest settings.

The two-hour program will be offered on September 9, 1:00 pm Eastern Time. It can be accessed from any computer and phone line.Questions: If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Kelly Tautges at or 312-554-8356.