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Applications Now Open for Our 2023-2024 Mentoring Program!

14 August 2023   Blog, Featured

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Mentoring Program! If you have 0-3 years of legal experience and seek meaningful connections with the DC pro bono and public interest community, read on.

Thank you and good luck to our 2023 Summer Intern Ethan Cornell!

24 July 2023   Blog, Featured

While the summer isn’t quite over, we do have to say goodbye to our 2023 Summer Intern Ethan Cornell. Although Ethan only joined us for the month of July, he made positive contributions to our team and brought a unique perspective to our work. We are thankful for the ways Ethan helped move our mission forward this summer. Thank you, Ethan!

Fellowships 101 Recap

18 July 2023   Blog, Featured

On July 13, current fellows and fellowship program administrators provided insight into the fellowships process at Fellowships 101. The conversation touched on why folks choose to pursue fellowships, the application process for different programs, important considerations when looking for programs and host organizations, and helpful tips and tricks for applying! We concluded the conversation with a presentation from NALP on the PSJD. 

Supreme Court: View from the Press Gallery Recap

18 July 2023   Blog, Featured

On Tuesday, July 11th, we welcomed lawyers, interns, and law students to our 35th annual “Supreme Court: View from the Press Gallery” event. This event peels back the curtain on the recently concluded Supreme Court term through the eyes of the journalists who have covered the Court for decades. We were excited to welcome everyone back in person for the first time since 2019!

2023 Summer Forum: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Immigrant Communities

22 June 2023   Blog

Our Summer Forum concluded with our Immigration and Human Rights Panel on the afternoon of June 22, 2023! Thank you to everyone that joined us this summer for this incredible event! This panel focused on how someone can get involved in immigration work as a career path or as a volunteer. The ways immigration work has changed or remained the same in recent years and what contributed to those circumstances. Finally, the ways immigration and human rights intersect with other important considerations such as racism and systemic injustice. 

2023 Summer Forum: Protecting Our Rights and Liberties in the New Legal Landscape

22 June 2023   Blog

The final day of the Summer Forum began with an eventful conversation from our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Panel! They covered the breadth of their work, urgent and emerging issues in the field, and how to navigate some of the tricky situations arising from our legal system right now. 

2023 Summer Forum: Where Zealous Representation is Life Saving.

22 June 2023   Blog

Following the Poverty Law Panel we welcomed our experts on the Criminal Law and Death Penalty Panel. The conversation highlighted the many ways lawyers can make an impact in the criminal legal system on both a systemic and individual level, the practical impact of past and recent Supreme Court decisions, and ways to center self-care when providing zealous representation in tough situations. 

2023 Summer Forum: Assisting Individuals and Communities in Need

22 June 2023   Blog

Our Summer Forum substantive panels continued on Thursday, June 15 with the Poverty Law Panel. This conversation focused on career paths in poverty law, the intersection of poverty law and racial justice as well as access to justice and concluded with tips for how to get involved wherever you are! 

2023 Summer Forum: NEW! Ways to Protect Our World!

22 June 2023   Blog

On June 8, 2023, we hosted our first-ever Environmental Justice panel during our Summer Public Interest and Pro Bono Forum. The lively discussion covered the work our panelists do and how they find opportunities to include environmental justice (EJ) in that work every day. Then panelists dove into what EJ means to them, including what EJ work is at its very core. The panelists provided tips for creating an EJ practice and getting involved with pro bono work that helps the environment! Our conversation also highlighted the importance of community-based advocacy and how EJ intersects with racism in the world and the law. Finally, our panelists concluded with practical tips on how to do EJ while working for the government and how to lobby for EJ issues.

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