Category: Pro Bono
In an effort to help law students evaluate firm pro bono policies and programs during the Fall On-Campus Interview season, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Center for Pro Bono have published a resource for interested law students.
See below for the link to the PDF document.
The EIW Firm Pro Bono chart is a list compiled by OPICS every year containing information from a variety of sources about the pro bono programs of all firms participating in EIW that summer. The chart is updated every July to include the rankings of the most recent publication of the “AmLaw 200 Pro Bono Honor Roll” which ranks the pro bono participation of the attorneys at the top 200 largest last firms for the previous year.
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.
The EIW Law Firm Pro Bono chart and List of Firms Offering Split Summer Opportunities are available below.
The Constitution Project & the Washington Council of Lawyers are pleased to present a free panel presentation & networking reception:
Pro Bono in Action: Bringing Justice to the Innocent
June 21 from 6-8 pm at Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th Street NW (Metro Center).
The event is open to attorneys, summer interns, and summer associates.
Thomas Haynesworth was released from a Virginia prison in March 2011 after serving 27 years for crimes he did not commit. The Hogan Lovells US LLP attorneys who worked pro bono to help free Haynesworth said the case has been one of the most rewarding undertakings of their careers. Come hear about their experiences and stay for a night of networking.
Information on the panelists and how to RSVP are available below:
Announcing 4 new spring 2011 pro bono opportunities for Georgetown Law students:
DC Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless - Lane Evans Home Court Fellows
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition Detained Immigrants' Rights Project
DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)
Additional information can be found at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/opics/DCEITC_000.htm
For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Holly Eaton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Law Journal, January 3, 2011
“‘If the American economy gets a cold, poor people get pneumonia.’ The observation is from Esther Lardent, president of the Pro Bono Institute. Her point was that, for all the pain this dreadful economy has inflicted on the legal profession, things are much worse for society's downtrodden. The profession seems to recognize that, and also its responsibility to help out with legal services for those who can't afford to pay. The figures for 2010 aren't available yet, but according to NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer, the country's 200 largest firms logged 5.7 million hours in pro bono work in 2009, a 2% increase compared to the year before.”
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In recognition of “Celebrate Pro Bono Week,”
OPICS, in collaboration with the DC National Pro Bono Week Celebration Planning Committee presents a panel discussion:
Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Practice
Monday, November 1, 4:30-6:00p.m., Room 201
The panel will feature:
Partner at Schertler & Onorato and former Attorney General of the District of Columbia and former D.C. Bar President
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2006
DLA Piper’s Pro Bono Partner
Associate at Dechert, LLP