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DC Pro Bono Week 2017: Entertaining an Idea

By Megan Jeffery

We all, at times, get disenchanted by the daily grind. Sometimes it’s nice to break up the monotony by exploring something new—perhaps sparing an hour or two to investigate something new could inspire you or someone else. With DC Pro Bono Week 2017, Washington Council of Lawyers is offering an opportunity to explore other aspects of the law, in a way that is concise and manageable.

Events include: trainings, a happy hour, tours of pro bono sites, a cocktail hour, legal clinics, a luncheon, and a panel. Subject areas include: landlord-tenant, domestic violence, probate, small business, family law, veterans law, children’s law, expungements, and immigration. There is something for everyone.

Take a minute to review the schedule and find an event that intrigues you. It’s a low-pressure environment, and quite educational. And if you can’t spare the time, perhaps a colleague may be interested in partaking. Our nonprofit community needs volunteers to serve our clients better, and this is a great chance to learn more about helping who would otherwise be unrepresented—and to grow professionally in the process. So why not allow yourself a short break and entertain the idea?

Megan Jeffrey (@MeganJeffery14) is a Volunteer Attorney at Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.