Our Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum is an annual tradition that brings together lawyers, summer associates, summer interns, and others interested in making pro bono or public-interest work a part of their legal careers and provides an introduction to several different types of public-interest practice.
We continue the forum with the first two virtual practice-area panel discussions on Thursday, June 8 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm ET. There will be networking time after the panels. Then, over the following two weeks, you will have the opportunity to attend the remainder of the virtual panel presentations where you can learn more about pro bono and public-interest work in DC and across the country. Each panel will focus on a different practice area, featuring presentations by national and local experts in that legal specialty. The panel topics include:
- June 8 – Non-Litigation Pro Bono – 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- June 8 – Environmental Justice – 1:15-2:30 pm ET
- June 15 – Poverty Law – 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- June 15 – Criminal Law & Death Penalty – 1:15-2:30 pm ET
- June 22 – Civil Rights & Civil Liberties – 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- June 22 – Immigration & Human Rights – 1:15-2:30 pm ET
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, law students, and others interested in learning more about incorporating public-interest law into their practice.
You can attend from anywhere! A single registration provides access to all four days of Summer Forum sessions. And if you miss any of the sessions, you can catch up with the recordings which will be sent to all registered attendees.
The cost is just $45 for WCL Members; $55 for Government & Public-Interest Lawyers, Interns, and Individual Law Students; and $75 for Law Firm Lawyers, Summer Associates, Corporate Law Department Lawyers, Law Department Interns, and General Public.
Look for updates and join the conversation about the Summer Forum using #SumFo23 on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn!