Episode 56: Mark O’Brien, Co-founder and Executive Director of Pro Bono Net

In his work with Pro Bono Net, Co-founder and Executive Director Mark O’Brien heads a national nonprofit that increases access to justice for the poor and other vulnerable populations through innovative uses of technology, collaboration, and volunteer mobilization. In today’s rapidly-changing world, this work is vital to under-represented communities across the United States.
In this episode, Mark and Jack Newton talk about a range of topics, including:
  • How Pro Bono Net leverages multiple approaches holistically to accomplish its objectives
  • How legal professionals can get more involved in pro bono and access to justice work
  • What “grade” Mark would give to the justice system at present, and why
  • Why the need for access to justice is so great in poor and marginalized communities