Taft Pro Bono Director Monica Fennell was recently featured in the article “Fennell to offer pro bono abroad through Fulbright scholarship in Republic of Maldives,” which was published in The Indiana Lawyer on Feb. 16. This article talks about Fennell’s pro bono work in the Republic of Maldives through the Fulbright scholarship and her passion for teaching. For 10 weeks Fennell will offer a variety of lectures and workshops to students and faculty at The Maldives National University ranging from constitutional and media law.
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As pro bono director, Fennell leads the pro bono program across Taft. This includes identifying and developing opportunities for the program, overseeing an integrated pro bono system across the firm, and ensuring that all Taft pro bono legal services are consistent with Taft’s values and commitment to improving the communities it serves. With over 30 years of experience in the legal industry, Fennell brings a trusted perspective to Taft’s pro bono program. She earned her B.A., cum laude, from Williams College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She also has a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies as a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.