Now more than at any other time in our history, the fight to protect civil rights & civil liberties has been taken up by lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Pro bono lawyers play a critical role in protecting individuals exercising First Amendment speech rights at protests, providing post-arrest assistance, and making sure that issues like voters’ rights are guaranteed during a time when in-person voting may not be possible. We will explore all these issues and more at the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties panel on Tuesday, July 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the panel.
Brandy Wagstaff, Legal Counsel for Litigation in the Criminal Section’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice will moderate an expert panel which includes:
- Puneet Cheema, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal
- Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO of National Women’s Law Center
- Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Hassan Zavareei, Partner at Tycko & Zavareei LLP
The Summer Forum is open to Washington Council of Lawyers members (join), participants in summer associate and summer intern programs, lawyers in law firms, government and public-interest organizations, and others interested in learning more about incorporating public-interest law into their practice.
One registration gives you access to all six sessions (keynote and five breakout panels). The recordings for all six sessions will be available to registrants later in the summer. You may register at any time before July 23 and receive access to all Summer Forum sessions.
Summer Program Coordinators: If you need registration assistance, please email Christina Jackson at email@example.com.
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