National IMPACT Program with Vice President Biden
Led by O’Melveny lawyers, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo) met with Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, DC.
The historic meeting focused on issues of access to justice and the role of pro bono attorneys in delivering legal services to the poor, including innovative collaborations between law firms, legal services organizations, bar associations, and the judiciary. The Vice President commended APBCo, a membership organization of full-time pro bono counsel and coordinators at major commercial law firms, for its commitment to improve and expand the delivery of legal services to the underserved. As a result, the APBCo IMPACT (Involving More Pro bono Attorneys in our Communities Together) Project has launched projects in eleven urban centers around the country, including in Los Angeles and New York, where our lawyers are helping lead these unique and closely watched efforts. APBCo IMPACT leaders will update the Vice President annually on their progress.