The Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat, scheduled September 1 & 2, is a 1 1/2-day annual training for pro bono coordinators from legal aid offices, law firms, law schools, and/or corporate law departments. PBCR is designed to increase the quantity and quality of civil legal aid available to the low-income and poor Texans through pro bono efforts.
The Poverty Law Conference, scheduled September 2-4, is a three-day annual training on poverty law issues affecting low-income and poor Texans. The PLC offers targeted continuing legal education with a specific public interest focus and features presentations from some of the most knowledgeable poverty law practitioners and private attorneys in their respective fields.
The scholarship application period opens in March 2020
Call for session proposals will begin in late February 2020
Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat (PBCR): September 1 & 2, 2020
Poverty Law Conference (PLC): September 2-4, 2020
Online registration will open in June for PBCR and PLC.
PBCR and/or PLC speaker: $25
Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat attendee*: $50
Civil legal aid employees**, military legal assistance officer, or
2019-20 Pro Bono member: $125
Government attorney: $175
Private attorney: $225
*PBCR attendees must be pro bono coordinators who work for or are employed by a legal aid office, law firm, law school, and/or corporate law department.
**Civil legal aid employees includes any staff member employed by an LSC or TAJF-funded program, a domestic violence organization, self-help center, or other qualifying organization. Please call/email to discuss your organization’s eligibility if not listed above.
All materials will be made available online to registered participants as they are received.
What to Expect
A multi-tracked substantive curriculum focusing on all aspects of poverty law practice, including, but not limited to, family, housing, consumer, immigration and public benefits
The opportunity to learn from successful practitioners, within legal services and the private sector
A broad-based program offering valuable sessions, whether you are a seasoned advocate, generalist, or new legal services attorney
An open forum where you can meet and network with colleagues who represent low-income and poor Texans
CLE credit at a cost that can't be beat and of the quality you've come to expect from the Legal Access Division of the State Bar
Who Should Attend PLC
Executive directors of legal services programs
Managers of legal services programs
Legal services employees
Civil legal aid advocates
Advocates who provide legal assistance to low-income members of the military
Pro bono program managers and staff
Private attorneys who provide pro bono services in civil cases
Law students interested in providing legal services to the poor
The 2020 PBCR and PLC will be held at the Hilton Austin, located at 500 East 4th Street. A room block has been secured with the Hilton at $179/night for conference attendees. The room block cut-off date is July 31.
Contact Catherine Galloway by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-427-1892.