2021 Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat & Poverty Law Conference

PBCR: Aug. 31 – Sept. 1
PLC: Sept. 1-3
The Hilton Austin  |  500 E. 4th St.  |  Austin

The Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat, scheduled August 31 through September 1, will be a 1½-day training crafted 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 1-3, will be a three-day training on poverty law issues affecting low-income Texans. PLC offers a multi-tracked substantive curriculum with a specific public interest focus including, but not limited to, family, housing, consumer, immigration, disaster response, and public benefits. Some of the most knowledgeable poverty law practiioners and private attorneys in their respective fields are selected as presenters for the PLC


  • Scholarship application period: March 16 – May 4

  • Session proposal (PBCR/PLC) submission period: February 12 – March 26

  • Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat (PBCR): August 31 – September 1

  • Poverty Law Conference (PLC): September 1 - 3

  • Online registration will open in late June


  • PBCR and/or PLC speaker - $25

  • Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat attendee* - $50

  • PLC attendees - $125
    Incl: civil legal aid employees**, military legal assistance officer, or 2020-21 Pro Bono College member

  • 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.


The 2021 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 (not including parking) for conference attendees. The room block cut-off date is July 30.


Contact Catherine Galloway by email or phone.

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