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.
The 2023 Summer Forum features an in-person and live-streamed keynote luncheon with Nicole Austin-Hillery, President & CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. followed by six virtual practice area panel discussions that introduce lawyers and law students to pro bono and public-interest career options and volunteer opportunities. The panel discussions include:
- Non-Litigation Pro Bono – Thursday, June 8 from 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- Environmental Justice – Thursday, June 8 from 1:15-2:30 pm ET
- Poverty Law – Thursday, June 15 from 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- Criminal Law & Death Penalty – Thursday, June 15 from 1:15-2:30 pm ET
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties – Thursday, June 22 from 12:00-1:15 pm ET
- Immigration & Human Rights – Thursday, June 22 from 1:15-2:30 pm ET
The Summer Forum is open to Washington Council of Lawyers members (join), participants in summer associate and summer intern programs, lawyers in law firms, government and public-interest organizations, law students, and others interested in learning more about incorporating public-interest law into their practice.
To learn more about our past Summer Forums, check out the links below.
You can see photos and live tweets from the Summer Forum using #SumFo23.