Category: Pro Bono
Spring Bidding for the 1L Pro Bono Service Project Now Open!
Visit: http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/forms/index.cfm?formid=780 for a link to the Spring 2013 projects and to input your project preferences.
All preference forms must be submitted by Wednesday, January 16th to ensure a project match.
Legal Services NYC seeks law student volunteers to conduct a community needs assessment in Sandy-impacted New York neighborhoods. Our goal: Reach 5,000 New Yorkers over three weeks in January 2013. Student canvassers will be trained to assess for immediate legal needs and to provide resources and referrals. LSNYC and our community partners will use the survey results to advocate for a broad spectrum of expanded resources, law and policy reforms. Please click on the headline above for additional information on how to volunteer.
DC Bar Event: Pro-Se Plus Divorce Clinic Volunteer Training Session
Time: Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20005
The cost for law students is $10.00.
More than half of
the litigants who appear before the Family Division at D.C. Superior
Court are pro se. In January 1994, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
launched the Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic to help unrepresented litigants
better understands the divorce process in D.C. If you are an attorney,
paralegal, or law student, you can help the many individuals who appear
pro se at the courthouse by attending this training and volunteering in
the Clinic...please click on the headline above for additional information.
Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River
Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Noon - 1:30 pm. This is a brown bag lunch
The East of the River Lawyers invite all interns, law students and interested pro bono attorneys to a lunch-and-learn session in Ward 8 to find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This brown bag lunch program and panel will feature attorneys from legal services providers that serve the residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Imoni Washington of the D.C. Bar Foundation will also join us to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for poverty lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers serving residents east of the Anacostia River.
Information on panelists and registration is available below:
The Split Summer list contains all firms that offer summer associates the opportunity to split their summer between the firm and a public interest organization, or in some cases, a government office. This list includes both firms that will be participating in EIW as well as firms that are not coming to campus, so you should apply to them separately, if interested.
This information can be helpful in researching firms, choosing those you’d like to bid for and preparing for interviews and call backs.
See below for the list. Special thanks to Yale Law School Career Development Office for producing this information.
The Washington Council of Lawyers annual Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from noon - 2:30 pm at Arnold & Porter LLP, featuring The Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina as the keynote speaker. The Summer Forum is designed to expose law student summer interns & summer associates to the vibrant pro bono and public interest community in DC.
Break-out panels include:
Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
Criminal Law/Death Penalty
Representation of Families and Children
Non-Litigation Practice of Law
The cost is $25 per person for public interest/government interns and $60 for summer associates.