Join us for a Spotlight On program featuring Emily Benfer, a nationwide expert on eviction moratoriums and housing policies during COVID-19.
Emily is a visiting professor of law who is leading the development of the Wake Forest Law Health Justice Clinic as its founding director. She has previously taught at Columbia Law School, where she founded and directed the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic, Yale Law School, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she founded and directed the Health Justice Project. Emily is the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) COVID-19 Task Force Committee on Eviction and is also the co-creator of the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard with the Eviction Lab at Princeton University. She is the principal investigator in a study of nationwide COVID-19 eviction moratoriums and housing policies.
Emily is a former Washington Council of Lawyers Board Member, legal and social justice rock star, as well as a fabulous person!
Emily will offer an informal and wide-ranging discussion about the tsunami of legal needs facing the country at this time, the reasons that safe, affordable housing should be a priority at this difficult time, the policies that can protect those threatened with evictions, and the ways that pro bono and public-interest lawyers can help.
The program is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members and Eviction Defense Cohort participants, and $10 for everyone else.
Invite a friend to join you for what promises to be a fascinating and illuminating event.