2021 Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat & Poverty Law Conference

(PBCR Agenda Recorded sessions will be available soon)
(PLC Agenda Recorded sessions will be available soon)

With COVID cases increasing in Austin, we have cancelled the in-person PBCR and PLC and pivot to an online “recorded” platform.

We plan to move forward in recording the interactive PBCR sessions via Zoom meeting. We also plan to record most of the sessions initially offered as part of the 2021 PLC. Recordings will happen in two phases Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 13-15 and be recorded via Zoom webinar (they will not be live). The recorded sessions and materials will be uploaded to an online platform and made available to registrants and/or scholarship recipients by mid-September.

In keeping the health and safety of conference attendees and SBOT staff in the forefront of our mind, and given the short time frame, this is the best option we can offer. We sincerely hope you understand.

The Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat sessions are 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 sessions include topics 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 practitioners and private attorneys in their respective fields are selected as presenters for the PLC.


Registration was open Tuesday, June 29 thru Wednesday, 5pm CDT, August 25. Late registration requests will not be accepted.


  • Poverty Law Conference (PLC): ): In-person conference has been cancelled (previously scheduled Sept. 1-3

  • Online registration June 29 – 4pm, CDT Aug. 25. Because the PBCR and PLC in-person conferences have been cancelled, recorded sessions and related materials will be available to all registrants via Dropbox by early September.

  • If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in the PLC, please call or email Catherine Galloway no later than August 23. (512) 427-1892 | cgalloway@texasbar.com.


  • 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 PBCR and PLC in-person conferences have been cancelled.


Contact Catherine Galloway by email or phone.

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