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Pro Bono Week, October 23-27, 2017

The Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation will celebrate National Pro Bono Week with a variety of events in October. Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to thank volunteers, recognize the life-changing work that pro bono attorneys perform on behalf of low-income clients, and recruit and train additional volunteers.
Here are some ways to join the celebration!

October 23

12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Rivers Club

The Public Service Committee will thank and recognize volunteers who provide pro bono legal services to low-income clients through Pro Bono Center member organizations and projects. This event is FREE to Pro Bono Center volunteers.

Join us for a buffet lunch at the Rivers Club. No long speeches, just an opportunity to celebrate with fellow volunteers and recognize the winners of the 2017 Pro Bono Achievement Awards. Plus door prizes!

Click here to RSVP by Oct. 16.

October 24

5:00 – 6:30 p.m., K&L Gates

Pro Bono Partnership The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership will hold its annual meeting and reception on October 24, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the offices of K&L Gates. This year’s meeting will include an update of the Partnership's activities over the past year and will feature a judicial panel discussion on the importance and future of pro bono work.

Participating judges include:

  • Hon. Maureen P. Kelly
  • Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark
  • Hon. Alan D Hertzberg
  • Hon. Christine A. Ward

To register, email your name and attorney ID# to Antoinette Oliver at Registered attendees will receive 1 CLE credit. You must register prior to the program to obtain credit.

If your law firm or legal department is a member of the Partnership – or if you are interested in joining – we hope you will attend! For more information, contact Barbara Griffin at or 412-402-6622.

October 26

5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Rivers Club

Come relax after work and enjoy a cocktail mixed by guest bartenders Bryan Neft, President-Elect of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and Pro Bono Award winner Joe Williams. The evening will include free appetizers and a raffle—all are welcome! Proceeds will benefit the Pro Bono Center.

October 27

Jeans for JusticeAsk your firm or corporation to hold a dress-down day for a good cause! Here’s how it works: Employees of participating offices make a small donation (ex. $5, $10, etc.) for the right to dress in casual attire for the day instead of traditional business wear. Each office collects the donations from employees and sends the total amount collected to the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting programs that provide free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County. Click here for more information or contact Jessica Pfauth at

November 1

5:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel

The Board of Trustees of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation will host an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate the foundation’s programs and accomplishments over the past year. We will induct the Fellows Class of 2017, present the 2017 Pro Bono Achievement Awards, and hear from Fellows grant recipients who are making an impact in the community. Click here to register.