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Lead Our Team: Seeking our Next Executive Director

09 September 2021   Blog, Featured

Washington Council of Lawyers is seeking a strong and driven leader to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director’s primary duty is to advance the mission of Washington Council of Lawyers, as reflected in our Mission Statement: We…

Advance Your Career Through Mentoring

02 September 2021   Blog, Featured

Washington Council of Lawyers is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, and throughout these celebrations, we’ve reminisced about our many success stories. The Mentoring Program is one of these successes. Throughout the years, the Mentoring Program has fostered one-on-one mentoring relationships, hosted various networking events and training sessions, and brought together our public-interest community in a unique way. The Mentoring Program positively impacts many members’ experience with Washington Council of Lawyers, and both mentors and mentees love remembering the programs’ past and looking forward to the program’s future. Multiple leaders of the program throughout the years shared some of their fondest memories of this incredible program.

You Have A Place Here

31 August 2021   Blog, Featured

All practicing lawyers in Washington, DC share an ethical commitment to offer free or reduced-fee legal services to the many people in our community who are denied justice or otherwise marginalized by the inability to afford good counsel. This service commitment applies across all practice areas and includes lawyers in private practice, in government, in non-profits, in academia, in associations, and those working for our city’s many strong legal services providers. In this sense, Washington Council of Lawyers has a much broader constituency than other voluntary bar associations. So, whether you practice corporate law or criminal law, trade law or family law, whether you regularly litigate in DC courts or have never seen the inside of a courtroom, and whether you are a solo practitioner or work for an organization with hundreds of employees, you have a professional home with us.

Welcome our New Board Members!

31 August 2021   Blog, Featured

We are excited to welcome five new board members to our Board of Directors. Read on to find out more about these fantastic advocates.

Meet Our New Honorary Board Members

30 August 2021   Blog, Featured

We are thrilled to welcome three new members to our Honorary Board. Each of these prominent advocates has a deep commitment to pro bono service and public-interest law. We’re excited to be able to learn from their experiences.

Nominations now open for our 2021 Legal Services and Government Pro Bono Awards!

16 August 2021   Blog, Featured

We are now accepting nominations for our 2021 Legal Services Award and Government Pro Bono Award. Each year at our Awards Ceremony, we recognize the extraordinary work of some of the District’s most dedicated public-interest and government pro bono lawyers. Our 2021…

Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice

28 July 2021   Blog, Featured

The racial justice reckoning that began last year set the stage for many crucial, yet difficult, conversations about how we move forward toward a just and equitable society. On Monday, July 26th, we continued this important discussion through our Best Practices in Pro Bono Series virtual panel event.

50 Years of Leadership: Past President Marc Efron

21 July 2021   Blog, Featured

Marc Efron, part of the group of progressive Washington, DC attorneys who founded Washington Council of Lawyers, was the second board president. Marc shared this background and memories from his tenure as board president.

2021 Fellowships 101 Resources

21 July 2021   Blog, Featured

Annually, Washington Council of Lawyers hosts Fellowships 101, where law students and aspiring public-interest lawyers learn about the fellowship process and receive concrete tips for creating a successful fellowship application. This year’s event was virtual, but our expert panelists made the experience interactive and helpful. This summary also includes additional resources and important dates and links.

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