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Building a Strong Pro Bono Program of Retired Attorneys

with Ann Porath & Rachel Riemenschneider

Wouldn’t it be great to have a reserve of pro bono attorneys who have flexible schedules, an eagerness to put in volunteer hours, and decades of legal experience? Where can an organization find this magical unicorn? The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland has put together just such a pro bono program by recruiting and supporting retired and late-career attorneys who want to give their time to legal aid clients.

In our July 2017 episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly conversation with advocates advancing change, we talked with Ann Porath and Rachel Riemenschneider of the Volunteer Lawyers Program at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. They described how they built their successful “ACT 2” pro bono program for retired and late-career attorneys. 

For more details, be sure to read Ann and Rachel’s advocacy story, “Cleveland Legal Aid Taps Expertise of Retired and Late-Career Volunteer Attorneys.”

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