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April 15, 2013
Miami pro bono summit slated

The Miami Pro Bono Roundtable, an informal affiliation of Miami firms and The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Pro Bono, is set for May 21 at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.

The goal is to explore and discuss the pro bono needs of the Miami community and bring together lawyers and groups servicing those in need of pro bono services.

Last year’s event drew more than 90 lawyers, judges, and representatives of various community based groups. The participants spent the afternoon in both break-out and large group settings seeking to develop better delivery of pro bono services. The program concluded with a pro bono fair where lawyers could learn more about specific pro bono programs from various community based groups and sign-up to obtain referrals.

“What impresses me the most about the summit is that it’s not the effort of only one law firm, but of many firms working together to address the pro bono needs in Miami,” said Third DCA Judge Judge Vance Salter.

The agenda is being developed by the members of the Miami Pro Bono Roundtable and it will include plenary and breakout sessions. The focus of the program will be on growing and fine-tuning pro bono opportunities in Miami and building a community that supports pro bono in new and innovative ways. This event is designed to be intergenerational — bringing together the newest and most senior attorneys from firms of every size.

The summit will start at 1 p.m., followed by a pro bono fair/reception at 5 p.m. Lawyers will be able to register separately for the summit and fair, unless they choose to attend both. Admission and refreshments are free courtesy of various sponsoring law firms and groups.

For more information contact Angela Vigil at angela.vigil@bakermckenzie.com.

[Revised: 10-18-2014]