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Going Public: Tips on Navigating a Career in Public-Interest Law offers a real-world, tip-filled conversation on how to navigate your way to a fulfilling public-interest career. Our panelists are true all-stars who have had legal careers spanning all sectors of the legal community, including fellowships, clerkships, big and small law firms, government service, national non-profits, and local legal services organizations. They have walked the walk. Now they will share what they have learned with you!
Our panelists include:
- Debbie Cuevas-Hill, Senior Staff Attorney at AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
- Michael Lukens, Associate Director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
- Taryn Wilgus Null, Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section
The panel will be moderated by Deborah Birnbaum, Assistant General Counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Drawing on their personal experience and knowledge of the legal community, this panel will share tips helpful to law students planning an immediate launch into a public-interest position and practicing lawyers seeking to move from private practice to a public-interest career.
And, as a special bonus, attendees will enjoy a limited-time offer: two years of a Washington Council of Lawyers membership for the price of one!
Law student attendees who join Washington Council of Lawyers also will get access to our new informational interview program for law students, Washington Council of Lawyers monthly newsletter and public interest jobs clearing house (which provides national public interest job openings as well as fellowship/internship/and law clerk positions), and additional mentoring opportunities with Washington Council of Lawyers members.
The program is free for law students, Washington Council of Lawyers members, and members of co-sponsoring organizations, and just $5 for all others.