Acknowledgments

This report is the result of months of hard work by the distinguished and committed members of the Pro Bono Task Force. The Task Force split into five focus areas: Best Practices Rural; Best Practices Urban; Big Ideas; Obstacles; and Technology. The co-chairs of each of those working groups in particular put significant time into guiding and shaping the overall work product of their respective groups. These working groups met on a regular basis, each drafting its own in-depth analysis of its subject matter. A complete list of Task Force members, broken down into their working groups, appears below.*

Special thanks to the Pro Bono team at DLA Piper, including Renée Glover Chantler, Lisa Dewey, Richard Gruenberger, and Roberta Ritvo, who provided staff support to the working groups, as well as Anne Geraghty Helms and Katie Jahnke Dale, who took the laboring oar in drafting the final report. Thank you also to Lowenstein Sandler, including Ken Zimmerman, Natalie Kraner, and Jewel McGowan Watson, for their significant support of the work of the Best Practices, Urban working group.

Martha Minow, Task Force
Co-Chair
Harvard Law School; LSC
Board of Directors

Harry J.F. Korrell III, Task
Force Co-Chair
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP;
LSC Board of Directors

John G. Levi
Chairman, LSC Board of
Directors; Sidley Austin LLP

James J. Sandman
President, Legal Services
Corporation

Best Practices Rural Working Group Members & Support

The Honorable James D. Moyer,
Co-Chair
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha,
Co-Chair
Pepperdine University School of Law; former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

The Honorable John T. Broderick Jr.
University of New Hampshire School of Law; former Chief Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court

Sharon L. Browne
LSC Board of Directors

Christian L. Campbell
YUM! Brands, Inc.

Renée Glover Chantler
DLA Piper

Dana J. Cornett
Blue Ridge Legal Services

Nan Heald
Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Larry S. McDevitt
Chair, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service

David M. Pantos
Legal Aid of Nebraska

John E. Whitfield
Blue Ridge Legal Services

Best Practices Urban Working Group Members & Support

Douglas S. Eakeley,
Co-Chair
Lowenstein Sandler PC

George H. Hettrick,
Co-Chair
Hunton & Williams LLP

Catherine C. Carr
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Colleen M. Cotter
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Charles Crompton
Latham & Watkins LLP

Ronald S. Flagg
Sidley Austin LLP

L. Joseph Genereux
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Richard Gruenberger
DLA Piper

Natalie J. Kraner
Lowenstein Sandler PC

Maureen Thornton Syracuse
District of Columbia Bar

The Honorable David S. Tatel
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Jewel McGowan
Watson Lowenstein Sandler PC

Diana C. White
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Ken Zimmerman
Lowenstein Sandler PC

Big Ideas Working Group Members & Support

The Honorable Sven E. Holmes,
Co-Chair
KPMG LLP; former Chief District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Teresa W. Roseborough,
Co-Chair
The Home Depot

Mark B. Childress
U.S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative

Katie Jahnke Dale
DLA Piper

Lisa R. Dewey
DLA Piper

The Honorable James E. Doyle
Foley & Lardner LLP; former Governor of Wisconsin

Anne Geraghty Helms
DLA Piper

David A. Kutik
Jones Day

Esther F. Lardent
Pro Bono Institute

John G. Levi
Chairman, LSC Board of Directors; Sidley Austin LLP

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman
Chief Judge, State of New York; Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals

Lee I. Miller
DLA Piper

Martha L. Minow
Harvard Law School

Gloria Santona
McDonald’s Corporation

Cliff Sloan
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

The Honorable Dick Thornburgh
former U.S. Attorney General; former Governor of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Diane P. Wood
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Obstacles Working Group Members & Support

Mary K. Ryan,
Co-Chair
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

E. Paige Sensenbrenner,
Co-Chair
Adams and Reese LLP

Linda K. Rexer,
Co-Chair
Michigan State Bar Foundation

JoAnne A. Epps
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Robert J. Grey, Jr.
Hunton & Williams LLP

The Honorable Wallace B. Jefferson
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

The Honorable Patricia A. Madrid
Former New Mexico Attorney General

Ginny Martin
New Hampshire Bar Association

Lynn Overmann
U.S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative

Roberta A. Ritvo
DLA Piper

Laura Stein
The Clorox Company

Frank B. Strickland
Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP

Angela Vigil
Baker & McKenzie

Jo-Ann Wallace
National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Technology Working Group Members & Support

David Arroyo,
Co-Chair
Scripps Networks Interactive

Kathryn J. Fritz,
Co-Chair
Fenwick & West LLP

Renée Glover Chantler
DLA Piper

Terry M. Hamilton
Lone Star Legal Aid

Jeffrey N. Hyman
Apple Inc.

Robert Kayihura
Microsoft Corporation

Deborah Leff
U.S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative

Michael L. Monahan
State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project/ Georgia Legal Services Program

Glenn Rawdon
LSC Technology Initiative Grants Program

Thomas F. Smegal Jr.
Friends of Legal Services Corporation

Lisa C. Wood
Foley Hoag LLP

* In light of their judicial responsibilities, Chief Justice Jefferson, Chief Judge Lippman, Judge Moyer, Judge Tatel, and Judge Wood took no part in the fact-finding, deliberations, or recommendations regarding: (1) the use of pro bono programs to decrease the demand for legal services, (2) the creation of a Pro Bono Innovation/Incubation Fund, or (3) LSC’s Private Attorney Involvement regulation.