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2019 Summer Public Interest Forum

  • When: 20 June 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Where: Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall (600 New Jersey Avenue NW)
  • Cost: $42 for WCL members & individual law student registrations; $47 for public-interest & government lawyers & summer interns; $72 for law-firm lawyers, summer associates & general public

Our annual Summer Forum is a tradition among many summer-associate and summer-intern programs because it brings together lawyers, summer associates, summer interns and others interested in using their law degrees to help those in need, and highlights the importance of pro bono and public-interest work throughout one’s legal career.

This year’s event features a keynote discussion with Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Jonathan will discuss  civil rights advocacy, his distinguished career, and the impact pro bono lawyers can have on filling the access to justice gap.  After the keynote, we’ll offer lunch and breakout sessions where you can learn more about pro bono and public-interest work in DC. Our panels feature experts in these areas of law:

  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Criminal Law & Death Penalty
  • Human Rights & Immigration Law
  • Poverty Law
  • Ethics, Transparency & Accountability
  • Non-litigation Practice

With so many significant panels, you may have difficulty choosing just one!

The Summer Forum is open to Washington Council of Lawyers members (join), participants in summer-associate and summer-intern programs, and others interested in learning more about incorporating public-interest law into their practice.

This event routinely sells out – so register quickly.

Look for updates and join the conversation about the Summer Forum using #SummerForum19 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!