Government & Public Interest

WCL: Racial Justice Series – Serving Clients in Crisis

The Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) presents their Racial Justice Series: Serving Clients in Crisis on Wednesday, November 3, 6:30-8:00 pm ET via Zoom. The program is free for BC Law students. Register here.

The impacts of racial inequality and systemic racism on people of color served by legal services programs are pervasive. And, during times of crisis, these impacts are intensified. Awareness and understanding of these aspects of clients’ lives is foundational to developing an effective and meaningful attorney/client relationship.

Panelists include:

  • Aida Fitzgerald, Senior Staff Attorney in the Public Benefits Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  • June Crenshaw, Executive Director of the Wanda Alston Foundation and member of the Diversity Committee for the DC Victim Assistance Network
  • Ted Howard, Pro Bono Partner at Wiley Rein

The conversation will be moderated by Keeshea Turner Roberts, Adjunct Clinical Law Professor and Supervising Attorney at Howard University School of Law’s Fair Housing Clinic (FHC).