Washington Council of Lawyers 2013 Summer Pro Bono Forum

May 22, 2013

The Washington Council of Lawyers invites you to attend its 2013 Summer Pro Bono Forum, taking place on Thursday, June 13, from noon – 2:30 pm.  

The event will lead off with lunch and a keynote address, followed by break-out sessions through which summer associates and interns will have the opportunity to learn more from practitioners about the wide variety of pro bono opportunities available to local attorneys in a range of areas, including immigration law, civil rights, criminal law, representing children and families, and transactional work.  The government/public interest registration fee is $25 ($30 after May 24): http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=eca9oegab&oeidk=a07e75tlif1e0d6fc88&oseq

The Council is thrilled to have as this year’s keynote speaker James Sandman, who has demonstrated a commitment to pro bono service and public interest practice throughout his legal career.  He currently serves as the President of the Legal Services Corporation, the largest single funder of civil legal assistance programs in the country.  He was with Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1995 to 2005. From 2007 to 2011, he was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Mr. Sandman is currently the chair of the DC Bar’s Pro Bono Committee and co-chair of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.  He serves on a number of boards and committees to promote pro bono service, and is the recipient of several honors, including the Washington Council of Lawyers Presidents’ Award.

Note that this event usually sells out, with 200 people in attendance.

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