Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

2011 Pro Bono Summit - Answering the Call - Summit Presentations

The materials below were presented at the 2011 Pro Bono Summit - Answering the Call.  The summit was held January 21, 2011.

Session I: Increasing Pro Bono Participation – More Attorneys Giving More Time

Speakers:  Justice Janice Holder, Margaret Behm, Lucinda Smith, Linda Warren Seely, Maeghan Jones

Session Handout:  Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys at MALS (PDF)
Session Presentation:  Court and Access to Justice Commission Actions (PPT)
Session Mediasite: Increasing Pro Bono Participation – More Attorneys Giving More Time

Session II: Corporate Counsel and Law Firm Pro Bono Programs– The Benefits of Pro Bono and How to Encourage Better Participation

Speakers:  Buck Lewis, Maura Smith, Bill Young, Jim Barry, Waverly Crenshaw, Meg Jones, Cheryl Mason, Alistair Newbern

Session Handout:  Baker Donelson Pro Bono Report (PDF)
Session Handout:  Baker Donelson Pro Bono Policy (PDF)
Session Handout:  TBA Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Program (PDF)

Session III: Meeting the Needs of Tennesseans in Rural Areas

Speakers:  Francis Guess, Bill Ramsey, Larry Wilks, Dave Yoder , Charlotte Broyles, Kathryn Tucker, Allston Vander Horst

Session Handout:  Rural Census Bureau (PDF)
Session Handout:  Pro Bono Outreach to Rural Areas - Pro Bono Programs Map (PDF)
Session Handout:  Tenn. Sup. Ct. Rule 8, RPC 6.1 (PDF)
Session Handout:  Code of Federal Regulations – Legal Services Corporation (PDF)
Session Handout:  Fifty Fifty Plan for Equal Justice (PDF)
Session Handout:  Pro Bono (Pro Se) Survey (PDF)
Session Handout:  Tennesseans in Rural Areas (PDF)
Session Mediasite: Meeting the Needs of Tennesseans in Rural Areas

Session IV: Pro Bono Mediation: Why It Works, How to Use It, and How to Volunteer

Speakers:  Billye Sanders, Jackie Kitrell, Tamara Losel , Becky Jacobs

Session Handout:  Community Mediation Center Program Descriptions (PDF)
Session Handout:  Statewide Community Mediation Centers (PDF)
Session Handout:  General Benefits of Mediation (PDF)
Session Handout:  Supreme Court Rule 38: Divorcing Parent Education and Mediation Fund (PDF)
Session Presentation:  Counties Served by Mediation Centers (PPT)
Session Mediasite: Pro Bono Mediation: Why It Works, How to Use It, and How to Volunteer

Session V: Pro Bono Clinic in a Box

Speakers:  Katie Edge, John Blankenship, Deb House, Cathy Allshouse

Session Handout:  Pro Bono Clinic in a Box (PDF)
Session Mediasite: Pro Bono Clinic in a Box

Session VI: Disability and Language Barrier Issues

Speakers:  Gregg Ramos, Rob Cruz, Elise McMillan, Mary Rose Zingale, Lucinda Smith

Session Handout:  Disability Handout (PDF)
Session Handout:  Attorney Bench Card (PDF)
Session Presentation:  Available Resources to Assist Attorneys Representing Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families (PPT)
Session Mediasite: Disability and Language Barrier Issues

Session VII: Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations, Libraries and Community Organizations

Speakers:  Dr. Frank Thomas, Andy Branham, Katherine Esquivel, Linda Warren Seely, Jane Pinkston, Lisa Primm, Bill Sinclair

Session Handout:  Tennessee Public Library Services: Critical in Tough Economic Times (PDF)
Session Mediasite: Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations,  Libraries, and Community Organizations

Session VIII: Starting From the Beginning – Coordinating Law School Pro Bono

Speakers:  Doug Blaze, Sue Kay

No Handouts/Presentations
Session Mediasite: Starting From the Beginning – Coordinating Law School Pro Bono

Session IX: How Technology Can Assist Attorneys to Do More Pro Bono

Speakers:  Billye Sanders, Doug Blaze, Buck Lewis, Erik Cole, John Green, Laura Click, Anne-Louise Wirthlin

Session Handout:  Technology Online TN Justice (PDF)
Session Mediasite: How Technology Can Assist Attorneys to Do More Pro Bono

Session X: Remarks by American Bar Association President-Elect, Session Reports, Action Cards, and Closing Remarks

Speakers:  Chief Justice Connie Clark, Margaret Behm, Buck Lewis, Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson

Session Handout:  Sample Action Card (PDF)
Session Mediasite: Remarks by American Bar Association President-Elect, Session Reports, Action Cards, and Closing Remarks

Additional Resources:

Session Handout:  Resources-Useful Websites (PDF)
Session Handout:  TBA List of Formal Pro Bono Programs (PDF)
Session Handout:   TBA Pro Bono Policy (PDF)
Session Handout:  TBA Foundation IOLTA Handout #1 (PDF)
Session Handout:  TBA Foundation IOLTA Handout #2 (PDF)
Session Handout:  IOLTA Grant Description (PDF)