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 2017 Summer Forum distinguished keynote speaker is The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. We are thrilled to have Justice Ginsberg join us for reflections on her distinguished career and remarks on the importance of public-interest law in our society.

After lunch and the keynote address, we offer a selection of five different breakout sessions — introducing lawyers and law students to pro bono and public-interest¬†career options and volunteer opportunities in the areas of death penalty & criminal law, civil rights & civil liberties, human rights & international law, local poverty law, and non-litigation & transactional practice.

Our 2017 Summer Forum will be held on Monday, July 24 at George Washington University.  Tickets are sold out, but you can join our waiting list here.

In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at our past Summer Forum information below.

Storify of 2015 Summer Forum

Photos from 2015 Summer Forum