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2014 Summer Public Interest Events for Law Students

17 June 2014   Blog | Tags: ,

For more information, visit _______ Tuesday, June 17 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Caregiver Representation Pro Bono Attorney Training – Children’s Law Center Steptoe & Johnson (1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW; Red Line: Dupont Circle) Register at Current…

Law Students Inspired To Do Public Service at Sold-Out Summer Forum

14 June 2014   Blog | Tags:

On June 12, we held our annual Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum. We were joined at Arnold & Porter by over two hundred eager lawyers, summer associates, and legal interns—eager to learn about how to make public service…

The Exoneration of Sabein Burgess: Pro Bono Lawyers Overcome Junk Science and Help to Free an Innocent Man

09 June 2014   Blog | Tags:

On May 28, we cosponsored (along with the Constitution Project, the Innocence Project, and Steptoe and Johnson) a panel on the recent exoneration of Sabein Burgess. Burgess spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit.…

Pro Bono Without Borders: Getting Involved in Global Pro Bono

27 January 2014   Blog | Tags: ,

On Wednesday, January 29, we’ll be hosting Pro Bono Without Borders, a panel discussion about global pro bono. To preview the event, Renuka Nagaraj interviewed Jessica Ryckman, Special Counsel & Program Manager at Lawyers Without Borders, about doing pro bono work…

2013 Law Firm Award: Fried Frank

04 December 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

Fried Frank is a major international law firm, recognized for complex financial transactions, securities enforcement work, and high-stakes litigation across the globe. But its lawyers also focus on serving individuals and organizations at home in their communities. Fried Frank’s pro bono…

2013 Legacy Award: Larry Schneider (Arnold & Porter)

02 December 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

by Aleta Sprague “Don’t sit back. Step up, take a case – just do it.” So advised Larry Schneider, when I asked him for a few words of wisdom for new attorneys seeking to get involved with pro bono practice.…

2013 Awards Keynote Speaker: Paul Smith (Jenner & Block)

27 November 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

by Elise Helgesen Aguilar I was honored to speak with Paul M. Smith, Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, and keynote speaker for our 2013 Awards Ceremony. I asked him to take a look back on his extraordinary career in…

2013 Presidents’ Award: Judith Sandalow (Children’s Law Center)

26 November 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

by Sara Safriet Judith Sandalow came to focus on children and the law after being a foster parent of two boys approximately 16 years ago; she later adopted them both. When Judith was approached by Children’s Law Center, this experience…

2013 Government Pro Bono Award: Jay Owen (DOJ Antitrust)

24 November 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

By Tori Roth Jay Owen has been an attorney in the DOJ Antitrust Division since graduating from George Washington University Law School in 2007. Soon after beginning his practice, he started doing pro bono work for the Washington Legal Clinic…

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