“Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River”: Panel Discussion with the East of the River Casehandlers

July 24, 2015

“Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River”: Panel Discussion with the East of the River Casehandlers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2 pm | Deanwood Neighborhood Library | 1350 49th St NE, Washington DC 20019
Metro: Deanwood (Orange Line)

THE PROGRAM
The East of the River Casehandlers group invites all legal interns, summer associates, law students and pro bono attorneys to come find out more about practicing neighborhood-based, public interest law in low-income communities across the city with an emphasis on the work we do east of the Anacostia River. Learn about the different career paths to public interest lawyering in DC and what the day-to-day work is like as well as the rewards and challenges of the work. Imoni Washington of the DC Bar Foundation will join us after the provider panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers east of the river. We will also have information available on fall student internship and pro bono opportunities.

PANELISTS
Adrian Alvarez | Staff Attorney, Health Together Project |Childrens Law Center

Dennis Corkery | Senior Staff Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Project | Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Allison Dowling |Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Whitman Walker Health

Drake Hagner | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Public Benefits | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Taylor Healy | Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Housing | Bread for the City

Jennifer Thomas | Legal Recruiting Manager |Public Defender Service

Leah Quaile |Staff Attorney, CFSA Family Preservation Project |Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia

Imoni Washington | Director of Programs |DC Bar Foundation

REGISTRATION
To register, contact Heather Hodges at 202.269.5100 or hhodges@nlsp.org. This program is intended to be highly interactive and driven by your questions. We encourage you to submit any questions you have with your registration request.

ABOUT US
The East of the River Casehandlers meet every three months at the Anacostia Library to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. We also conduct legal information programs for community members and legal services attorneys. Please send an e-mail to EastoftheRiverLawyers-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org if you would like to join our listserv.

Heather L. Hodges
Pro Bono Counsel
Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia
680 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington DC 20002
202-269-5100

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