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Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum with Justice Ginsburg

  • When: 24 July 2017, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Where: Marvin Center at George Washington University (800 21st Street NW) – Foggy Bottom metro
  • Cost: $42/person for public interest or government employees; $72/person for others; $36 for WCL Panelists & Special Guests

** Our 2017 Summer Forum is now sold out. Please click the Register button below to be added to our waiting list.**

For our 2017 Summer Forum, we are delighted to welcome as our keynote speaker The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before she became a judge, Justice Ginsburg was a pioneering civil-rights lawyer and won several landmark Supreme Court cases affecting women’s rights. At the Summer Forum, Justice Ginsburg will discuss her public-interest career and the importance of lawyers who serve the poor and work toward a legal system that provides justice for all.

After lunch and Justice Ginsburg’s remarks, we’ll offer five different breakout sessions where you can learn more about pro bono and public-interest work  in DC. We’ll cover the following practice areas: civil rights & civil liberties, criminal law & death penalty, human rights & immigration law, poverty law, and non-litigation practice.

The Summer Forum is open to Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and to participants in summer-associate and summer-intern programs.

This event is an annual tradition for many summer programs because it highlights the value of incorporating pro bono or public-interest work into future legal careers. And it routinely sells out, and we expect a larger-than-ever crowd this year—so save your spot today!