July 20, 2012
Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation
Join the countryfs leading experts on victimsf rights for an intensive, two-day training focused on child-victims of crime. This two-day program, Child-Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation, will be offered at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia.
This training seeks to educate practitioners about victims’ rights and help foster a collaborative working relationship among professionals who assist child]victims of crime. It is open to lawyers, advocates, medical professionals, social workers, law students, and other allied professionals.
The training will provide participants with an overview of victims’ rights, a detailed discussion of child development knowledge and age-appropriate techniques for working with a child]victim client, in-depth information and practical litigation skills for attorneys asserting a child]victims’ rights throughout a criminal proceeding, analysis of ethical issues that may arise when representing child-victims of crime, and discussion of the inter]relation of disciplines and professions that are often involved when a child is victimized.
Whether you know nothing about victims’ rights or working with child-victims or you have experience in these areas, this training will provide you with information that can assist you in becoming a more effective advocate for child-victims.
Standard - $175
Non-Profit, Government, or Academic - $125
(Enhanced NAVRA Members** will receive a $50 discount)
Law Students – Free (limited spaces available)
(Lunch on your own)
Visit http://www.ncvli.org for registration information and to learn about other NCVLI/NAVRA trainings.
March 28, 2012
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Washington Council of Lawyers and NALP – Destination Public Interest: How to Land your Ideal Public Interest Career, at Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, McDonough Hall – Classroom 110. Informal happy hour at 7:30pm.
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February 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Hogan Lovells LLP, 553 13th St. NW – Staying Public: Tips for Maintaining a Public Interest Career.
A panel discussion on how attorneys can stay in public interest work for the long haul, with discussions of financial considerations and options, avoiding burnout, and various paths. Featured panelist include Jen Tschirch, CSL Pro Bono Coordinator. Law students are welcome! For more information and to register, visit - http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=eca9oegab&oeidk=a07e5k2xcyg3b0bb231&oseq=a01cogtbwkp0r
February 3, 2012
Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, OP, the chairman of the new Burundi Human Rights Commission, as well as the Director of the Ubuntu Center and a leader in the Catholic Church in Burundi, will speak on “Peacebuilding and Human Rights in the Great Lakes Region of Africa,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Catholic University of America, 11:10 – 12:25 in Hannon Hall 105 and repeated 12:35 – 1:50 in Pryzbla Student Center 323. Sponsored by Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana holds a doctorate of theology with a focus on Fundamental and Political Theology from the Université de Fribourg’ in Switzerland. From 1993 to 1999, Fr. Emmanuel was a member of the General Council of the Dominican Order in Rome – Italy as coordinator for the African Dominican communities. Since June 2011, Fr. Emmanuel is the Chairman of the National Independent Human Rights Commission of Burundi. Fr. Emmanuel is the director of Centre Ubuntu in Burundi, which uses psychosocial, trauma healing, and memory programs to build peace and reconciliation in Burundi. The mission of Centre Ubuntu is to promote peace and reconciliation, with a special focus on reviving traditional values (ubuntu) within the Burundian society. Centre Ubuntu and the War Trauma Foundation, together with the South-African psychologist Dr. Yvonne Sliep, developed and implemented “narrative theatre” programs in war affected communities, contributing to the rebuilding and strengthening of social structures, dialogue and wellbeing.
January 5, 2012
Free Webinar Series: The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking
This two-part webinar series, cosponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do’s and don’ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations.
- Part One: Wed., 1/25/12 at 3pm Eastern – Best Practices in Drafting Cover Letters and Resumes. Reserve your Webinar seat now!
- Steve Grumm, Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP
- Stuart Smith, Director of Legal Recruitment, New York City Law Department
- Nicole Vikan, Assistant Director for Public Interest & Government Careers, Georgetown University Law Center
- Part Two: Wed., 2/1/12 at 12pm (Noon) Eastern – Best Practices in Interviewing and In-person Networking. Reserve your Webinar seat now!
- Nita Mazumder, Program Manager for Law School Relations, Equal Justice Works
- Nicole Simmons, Career Counselor, The University of Texas School of Law
- David Zisser, Associate Counsel, The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
January 4, 2012
Professor Michelle Alexander (Ohio State College of Law), former Supreme Court clerk to Justice Blackmun and civil rights activist will speak about her book The New Jim Crow, at noon, on January 26, in the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the main campus of Howard University. For a brief introduction to Ms. Alexander’s ideas about the unending effects of mass incarceration, and how so many policies and practices work together to create, essentially, a new Jim Crow era, view this six-minute clip of her speaking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnqjDVhjM0w
January 4, 2012
November 9, 2011
As many of you already know for decades, Ayuda has carried out its mission from our office in the Adams Morgan Community. However, the increasing demand for its services resulted in the need for a larger space to better serve its present and future clients. After a long search process, Ayuda moved last August into a new neighborhood, Takoma DC! The new office is very close to the Takoma Metro Station, on* 6925B Willow Street, NW. *
I would like to invite you to our Open House, to be held next *November 15th from 3pm until 5 pm. * The Open House will include coffee, light snacks and a brief tour of the office. You will be able to meet some of our dedicated Board Members and Staff who make Ayuda?s crucial services possible.
I look forward to seeing you at the Open House and working together to protect the rights of low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC region. *Please RSVP to Casey Tyler, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)
387-4848 ext. 130.*
6925B Willow Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Main: (202) 387-4848 x115
Fax: (202) 387-0324
November 4, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011, 5 – 7 pm in Slowinski Courtroom
October 5, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, American Bar Association, 740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Join the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and collaborating organizations at a cocktail reception in celebration of Mediation Week. The theme this year for ABA Mediation Week is “Civility and Civil Public Discourse.” This event is an excellent networking and learning opportunity for attorneys, mediators and other ADR professionals, law students and corporate and government representatives. There is no fee for attending the event. Cocktails and
appetizers will be served.
The event will feature Dr. Hal Saunders as the keynote speaker and other
distinguished special guests. Dr. Saunders is currently the director of
international affairs at the Kettering Foundation and plays a key role in the
foundation’s international studies. He is the architect of Sustained Dialogue,
“a public peace process” designed to change relationships among those in
deep-rooted human conflicts. The ABA has recognized the third week in
October as Mediation Week to educate lawyers, dispute resolution professionals,
students, and the public about mediation and related forms of collaborative
RSVP for the event by pointing your browser to https://abanet.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1NyQfIdVM2bOK3i