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Dinner & Discussion with Peter Edelman

  • When: 25 January 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Sidley Austin (1501 K Street NW)
  • Cost: $22 WCL Members; $32 non-members

Join us for a delicious dinner and dynamic discussion with Peter Edelman, chair of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Peter will discuss his career path, how pro bono and public-interest lawyers can advance access to justice, and his new book, Not A Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.  Judge Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, has said, “The intersection of race, poverty and the criminal justice system is compellingly examined in Peter Edelman’s new book, Not a Crime to Be Poor. It should be required reading for all those who seek equal justice in our nation.”

This warm and satisfying meal and conversation costs $22 for Washington Council of Lawyers members and $32 for non-members.

We won’t compel your attendance, but we hope to see you on January 25! Invite a friend to join you!