Serving on a Nonprofit Board: What Attorneys Need to Know 


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM EST
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Online Live Zoom Webinar
Advance registration is required to receive the webinar link. Please register by Tuesday, November 9.

Questions? Contact:

Veronica Tollefson 
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio 
(513) 977-4011 

Professionalism CLE: FREE for PBPO Volunteers!

Grow PBPO invites you to join us for our annual professionalism CLE! 

Attorneys are in a unique position to fulfill their commitment to the community through nonprofit board service, using their skills and expertise to enhance a nonprofit’s ability to successfully carry out its mission. However, serving on a nonprofit board can also pose ethical considerations for attorneys. This CLE program will provide an overview of board governance basics and fiduciary responsibilities of board members, followed by a panel discussion on common scenarios involving ethical considerations for attorneys. 


11: 45 - 12:00 Webinar Login and Welcome
12:00  – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Panel Discussion 

Chad Eckhardt, Esq., Industry Team Leader
, Frost Brown Todd

Panel Members:

Kermit Lowery, Esq., Vice President and Head of Legal, (retired) LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Erin Starkey, Esq., Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
Randolph Wiseman, Esq., Firm General Counsel,
Bricker & Eckler

CLE Credit: 
1.5 hours of Ohio Professional Conduct CLE Credit, pending approval

Free for 2021 PBPO Volunteer / Future PBPO Volunteer* |  
Non-PBPO Volunteer: $25.00 
 *Attorneys who commit to taking at least one project in 2022

Presented by: Grow PBPO, an advisory board, works closely with the PBPO Board of Directors to support the mission of PBPO.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Registration, Lunch, and Networking


12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Megan Glowacki – Welcome

Erin Childs, Esq. – Introduction to PBPO and how lawyers can fulfill their professional commitments by providing legal services to charitable organizations that may not be able to otherwise pay for legal services and promote diversity and inclusion in our community. 


12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Tara Burke, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.

Robin Shabazz, Esq., The Eastledge Group LLC


-        Diversity and inclusion and the difference between the two;

-        The business case for diversity and inclusion in law firms and legal departments;

-        Explanation of how unconscious bias undermines diversity and inclusion with a discussion of the theory and types of unconscious biases (e.g., the differences between affinity and confirmation biases) with practical examples;

-        Discussion of the legal implications and risks;

-        Strategies for interrupting unconscious biases in the legal profession.


1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Megan Glowacki will highlight the work of a local nonprofit client and the impact delivered by PBPO attorney volunteers.



Tara Burke, Esq. okokok, Jackson Lewis P.C.Robin Shabazz, Esq., The Eastledge Group LLC

Erin Childs, Esq., Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

Megan Glowacki, Esq., Thompson Hine LLP