Join us for a lively analysis of the recently-concluded Supreme Court term with those who know it best - the press who cover the Court. Our panel of journalists will highlight significant cases, discuss the implications of those decisions, and make a few educated guesses about what lies ahead for the Court. Part news, part law, and part conjecture, this panel is sure to be intriguing! Our invited panelists include: Joan Biskupic (Reuters) Ariane de Vogue (CNN) Amy Howe (SCOTUSblog) Adam Liptak (New York Times) Tony Mauro (National Law Journal) David Savage (Los Angeles Times) The panel will be moderated by Paul Smith, Vice President, Litigation & Strategy, Campaign Legal Center. The cost of this program is $24 for Washington Council of Lawyers Members, $26 for public-interest and government lawyers, and $30 for the general public & law firm attendees. (Join here to receive the discounted price.) Lunch is provided and the program offers open seating, so please arrive early! We look forward to having you join us for lunch and a fascinating discussion of the recently-concluded Supreme Court term!
Our annual Summer Forum is a tradition among many summer-associate and summer-intern programs because it brings together lawyers, summer associates, summer interns and others interested in using their law degrees to help those in need, and highlights the importance of pro bono and public-interest work throughout one's legal career. This year's event features a keynote discussion with Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Jonathan will discuss civil rights advocacy, his distinguished career, and the impact pro bono lawyers can have on filling the access to justice gap. After the keynote, we’ll offer lunch and breakout sessions where you can learn more about pro bono and public-interest work in DC. Our panels feature experts in these areas of law: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Criminal Law & Death Penalty Human Rights & Immigration Law Poverty Law Ethics, Transparency & Accountability Non-litigation Practice With so many significant panels, you may have difficulty choosing just one! The Summer Forum is open to Washington Council of Lawyers members (join), participants in summer-associate and summer-intern programs, and others interested in learning more about incorporating public-interest law into their practice. This event routinely sells out - so register quickly. Look for updates and join the conversation about the Summer Forum using #SummerForum19 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
Lawyers Have Heart is the premier athletic philanthropic event led by the greater Washington legal community and brings together more than 300 organizations and over 6,000 runners and walkers in support of the American Heart Association. Since 1991, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $13 million for the American Heart Association and each year is one of the largest 10K races in the Washington DC area. This year, we'll field a Washington Council of Lawyers team for this great event. Join us for a fun morning of shared effort and to raise money for a good cause. RSVP at the link below so we know who is on the team. Then register as part of the team at this link. We welcome seasoned race runners, casual walkers, families and friends! Early Bird pricing to register for the race ends February 28. $35 Early Bird pricing without technical t-shirt $65 Early Bird pricing with technical t-shirt
Our next happy hour features a great chance to get to know members of our Honorary Board—some of the most distinguished members of the Washington, DC legal community, who also share our commitment to pro bono and public-interest law. You'll also get to mix and mingle with other public-interest-minded lawyers and law students and learn about our community of access-to-justice supporters. The happy hour takes place Crowell & Moring (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) from 5:00-7:00 PM. We'll serve light refreshments, beer, wine, and soda. This star-studded happy hour is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join), and $7 for others. Space is limited, so sign up today!