As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.

Why You Should Attend
Using a lively, interactive format, this program will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.

What You Will Learn  
Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review  how to handle ethical issues concerning:

• Who is the client?
• Confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and attorney-client privilege
• Limited scope representation: how it works for both firm and in-house counsel
• Representing clients with diminished capacity

Who Should Attend
All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments.


  • Pro Bono
  • Chairperson(s)

Louis S. Sartori ~ Director, Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society


Sidney Cherubin ~ Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Randye Retkin ~ Director and Founder, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group
Maurice Segall ~ Director, NY and Fairfield County Program, Pro Bono Partnership

Program Attorney(s)
Janet L. Siegel ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute