In-House Counsel Pro Bono Forum May 16 in Boston

Issue May 2011

In-house counsel and pro bono experts will discuss the best strategies for initiating and sustaining pro bono initiatives in corporate legal departments at the In-House Counsel Pro Bono Forum. The program, which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 16 at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

The forum is co-chaired by Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Ralph D. Gants and David W. Rosenberg of Rosenberg, Schapiro, Englander, Chicoine and Leggett PC.

Speakers include:

  • Marc Gary, executive vice president and general counsel, Fidelity Investments;
  • Esther Lardent, president and chief executive officer, Pro Bono Institute;
  • Kathleen McGrath, senior corporate counsel, Liberty Mutual;
  • William O'Brien, pro bono chair, Association of Corporate Counsel - Northeast Chapter;
  • Eve Runyon, director, Corporate Pro Bono (a joint project of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Pro Bono Institute); and
  • Dorothy Varon, assistant vice president and counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company