2022 Forum Videos


2022 Keynote: Maeve O’Rourke



Can Big Law Help the Environment?


Explore the opportunities, controversies and challenges confronting law firms seeking to address climate change.

  • Seth Kerschner, White & Case
  • Gabriela Christian-Hare, Australia Pro Bono Centre

For more information about how you can combat climate change through the power of pro bono, visit the Climate Action Portal.


Correcting the Power Imbalance: Equitable Partnerships in Pro Bono and Beyond


StARS (Egypt) and Asylum Access explore how pro bono partnerships can be formulated with equity at their core.

  • Ibrahim Abou Senna, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services
  • Sana Mustafa, Asylum Access
  • Deepa Nambiar, Asylum Access

Moderated by Jasmine Simperingham, PILnet




Part I: How & Why the ESG Agenda is Reshaping the Business World

An interview with JP Douglas-Henry, Managing Director, Sustainability & Resilience, DLA Piper, on the ESG macro trends reshaping the business world.

  • JP Douglas-Henry, DLA Piper
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

Part II: How Will ESG Change the Way Law Firms Engage with Society?

This panel conversation will explore how these macro trends have and will continue to impact public interest work.

  • Nicolas Patrick, DLA Piper
  • Kerry Stares, Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

Child Justice: Best Practices for Pro Bono Lawyering


Discussion on what has worked for effective pro bono lawyering in favor of children’s rights.

  • Alexandra Columban, Equality and Human Rights Action Centre
  • Szilvia Gyurko, Hintalovon Foundation
  • Joanna Khatib, Dentons
  • Elisa Pothee, Alliance of Lawyers for Human Rights

Moderated by Giulia Patane, PILnet

Every Stakeholder at the Table: Pro Bono Impact in Latin America



Panelists will share examples of successful multi-stakeholder partnerships.

  • Delfi Balestra, Red Federal Pro Bono
  • Ivette Montero Rodrigues, Centro Mexicano Pro Bono
  • Flavia Oliveira, Mattos Filho
  • Bianca Waks, Mattos Filho

Moderated by Jorge Escobedo, NYC Bar Association

Legal Aid & Access to Justice for Refugees & Hosts in Uganda


Learn about the work of Refugee Law Project in providing legal aid to Forced Migrants In Uganda.

  • Susan Alupo, Refugee Law Project
  • Devota Nuwe, Refugee Law Project


Wednesday Morning Plenary



How the global legal community can support refugees and others affected by crisis and beyond.

  • Awmaima Amrayaf, DLA Piper
  • Pavlo Bogachenko, Kinstellar
  • Zahra Haidari
  • Negina Nayab Basiq
  • Nicolas Patrick, DLA Piper
  • Gillian Triggs, UNHCR

Moderated by Julia Mayerhofer, PILnet

Project Spotlight: Global Nonprofits Guide

Hear about the new Global Nonprofits Guide, an example of a multi-jurisdictional pro bono collaboration from more than a dozen firms and the application of law with the help of technology.

  • Ozgur Kahale, DLA Piper
  • Ivana Rosenzweigova, ECNL
  • Toby Greenfield, PILnet


Financial Risks Confronting Civil Society: How Corporate Legal Expertise Can Catalyze Change

The session discusses current challenges CSOs face and opportunities available for a law firm’s pro bono practice to ensure the financial inclusion of civil society organizations.

  • Rene Kathwala, Orrick
  • Thalia Malmberg, Human Security Collective

Moderated by Andrej Nosko, PILnet

The Road to Reproductive Freedom: Lessons from Ireland for the World


This session will look at the strategies, techniques and stories used to inspire action that led to changing the future of reproductive health rights in Ireland.

  • Orla O’Connor, National Women’s Council of Ireland
  • Ailbhe Smyth, Together for Yes

Moderated by Deirdre Duffy, Together for Yes