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!
(Summer programs: You may purchase tickets to the Summer Forum even before you know the names of the people who will attend. Input “Guest 1” as the first name, and the name of the employer as the last name.)