Veterans Task Force Field Hearing: Pro Bono Engagement Strategies

Leaders from law and veterans services including Representative James Panetta (CA-20) joined the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on Tuesday, November 10, for the second field hearing of LSC’s Veterans Task Force. General Jim Mattis, former Secretary of Defense and current Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group, provided recorded remarks. This virtual event was scheduled to commemorate Veterans Day.

The final panel, “Pro Bono Engagement Strategies,” focused on identifying best practices and effective strategies for engaging pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to veterans. Speakers highlighted unique pro bono programs.

The panelists included Rochelle Bobroff, Pro Bono Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program; Holly Christian, Pro Bono Manager, Staff Attorney, Swords to Plowshares; Celeste Como, Associate General Counsel, Verizon; Jesse Medlong, Associate, DLA Piper; and Alexandra Srsic, Attorney, Bay Area Legal Services and Team Leader, Major General Ernest A. and Marilyn Bedke Veterans Law Center. DLA Piper Partner Richard F. Hans served as moderator.

The event was livestreamed on LSC’s Facebook page: You can follow the conversation on Twitter with #LSCveterans.