Pro Bono Week is October 24 - 28, 2022


Free Pro Bono Week CLEs
Join us for a series of free CLE programs. CLE credit will be available for each program. All programs are offered via webinar. 

Tuesday, October 25th, 12:00-1:00pm - ZOOM
Women’s Access to Justice – Barriers and Pro Bono Solutions
Keynote Speaker: Justice Anne McKeig
Panelists: Emily Bowen – Pro Bono Manager, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), Shiloh Bute – Managing Attorney, Tubman, Veena Iyer – Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Description: Last year, two-thirds of legal aid clients identified as women. Join us as we discuss the barriers to justice that are behind this high need for legal assistance, including the higher barriers faced by those with intersecting identities, as well as how pro bono can help meet the need for this community. Our panel includes experts on domestic violence, immigration, pro bono management, and working with low-income individuals. 
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits Applied for
Tuesday, October 25th, 12:00-1:00pm - ZOOM
Overview of Child Protection Law in Minnesota and the Juvenile Court Process
Presenter: Anne Tyler Gueinzius, Esq.
Description: This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the child protection system in Minnesota including relevant timelines and statutory requirements. Additionally, a descriptive summary of the players involved in these cases will be provided.
1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied for
Register: Email your name, Minnesota bar license number, phone and email to indicating your interest in attending.
Wednesday, October 26th, 12:00pm-1:00pm – Hybrid – ZOOM or Faegre Drinker
HCBA Signature CLE: Best Practices for Volunteering at a Legal Advice Clinic
Speakers: Landon Ascheman – Ascheman Law & Current HCBA President, Muria Krueger – Volunteer Lawyers Network, Terran Chambers - Faegre Drinker
Description: Legal advice clinics are not only a critical gateway to justice for under-served clients, but also a chief opportunity for law students and attorneys to gain invaluable hands-on experience. Whether you’re an experienced volunteer or just dipping your toes in, come hear from our panelists on best practice tips for volunteering at a legal advice clinic. We’ll cover how to retrieve information concisely and efficiently from your client, what to do when you’re faced with unfamiliar issues, who you can turn to for help, and more.
1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied for
Thursday, October 27th, 12:00pm-1:00pm - ZOOM
RCBA Signature CLE: Overcoming Pro Bono Imposter Syndrome
Introduction by Justice Margaret Chutich
Panelists: Keyna Bodden (law firm) & Current RCBA President, Caryn Boisen – Larson King & Current Pro Bono Council Co-chair, Tinzing Artmann – Target Corp.
Description: Surveys tell us that one of the primary reasons attorneys don’t do pro bono work is due to a lack of expertise in the subject matter. How can you overcome the knowledge barrier? Hear from pro bono advocates and experienced attorneys who practice substantive areas outside of their pro bono work and learn how you can tackle the pro bono imposter syndrome to help break down barriers for those in need of legal help.
1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied for

See the ProJusticeMN Calendar for additional trainings and programs