Our pro bono clients entrust us to share their stories – whether to win their case before a judge, to recruit a volunteer to handle their case, or to promote our pro bono programs. How can we share these compelling, often extremely personal narratives in a responsible manner that respects our clients’ dignity and authenticity, without losing its impact? When recounting the experiences of clients living in under-served communities of color, how can we best convey important economic and racial justice implications without using stereotypes and overgeneralization as a shortcut? Our panel of experts will share their best practices for responsible storytelling.
Our panelists include:
- Allyson Boucher, Communications Director, Children’s Law Center
- Ciarra Crowe, Senior Communications Coordinator, Children’s Law Center
- Patrick Orciani, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Legal Aid Society of DC
- Ben Weinberg, Pro Bono Partner, Dentons
Paul Lee, Pro Bono Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP will moderate our discussion.
Our conversation will take place from 12:00-1:15 pm ET. Following the panel, you are invited to join a small group breakout room for 15 minutes with one of our panelists for further discussion and networking. Join us to learn, and stay after the panel to continue the conversation!
Best Practices is free to attend, but registration is required, and donations are encouraged to support our programs! RSVP today and invite a friend or colleague to join you!