BBA To Hold In-House Pro Bono Event June 7th

This program is for those interested in pro bono work as an in-house lawyer, whether  they have a pro bono program at their organization, want to start one or just want to do pro bono work on their own.  There will be presentations by local pro bono organizations that have partnered with in-house counsel to help people in need.  They will present success stories of in-house counsel working in new areas and helping people‚Äôs lives.  Since all Massachusetts lawyers have ethical obligations to undertake pro bono activities or contribute to support them, this program is designed to help them meet that requirement.  We will also have networking following the panel so you can meet more people who can facilitate pro bono work and strengthen connections previously established.  


Panel Presentation 6:00-7:00PM

Networking Reception 7:00-8:00PM


Mass Legal Answers Online
Rochelle Hahn, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Jon Rockwood, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Cindy Palmquist, Legal Director, VLP
Elizabeth Leonard, State Street

Lawyers Clearinghouse
Emily Hodge, Board Chair
Eric James Teasdale, General Electric

Seth Purcell, Esq., PAIR Project
Harsha Pulluru, John Hancock Insurance


  • Rochelle Hahn, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Cindy Palmquist, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
  • Emily F. Hodge, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Eric James Teasdale
  • Elizabeth Leonard, State Street Corporation
  • Seth Purcell, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project
  • Jon W. Rockwood Esq
  • Harsha Pulluru, John Hancock Financial Services
  • Access to Justice