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Our annual Summer Pro Bono and Public Interest Forum encourages summer associates and summer interns to make pro bono or public-interest work a part of their legal careers, and provides an introduction to several different types of public-interest practice.

Our 2018 Summer Forum featured distinguished keynote speaker David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Cole offered reflections on his distinguished career, and presented remarks on the importance of public-interest law in our society.

After lunch and the keynote address, there breakout sessions that introduce lawyers and law students to pro bono and public-interest career options and volunteer opportunities. This year the sessions were:

  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Criminal Law & Death Penalty
  • Ethics, Transparency & Accountability: Suing the Federal Government
  • Human Rights & International Law
  • Local Poverty Law
  • Transactional &¬† Non-litigation Practice

To learn more about our past Summer Forums, check out the links below.

Photos of 2018 Summer Forum

Video of RBG at the 2017 Summer Forum

RBG at #sumfo17

Storify of 2015 Summer Forum

Photos from 2015 Summer Forum