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WCL’s Summer 2022 Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum

Keynote – Wednesday, June 8; 12:00-2:00 pm ETPanels – Thursday, June 9, June 16, and June 23; 12:00-2:30 pm ET Register The Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum is an annual tradition that brings together hundreds of summer associates, summer interns, law students, and lawyers to discuss how to make pro bono or […]

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MA Access to Justice Commission May Meeting

Save the Date! Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Meeting, Thursday, May 26, 2-3:30 via Zoom These meetings are open to the public. RSVP here.  A zoom link will be sent in advance.  To learn more about the Commission’s work, check their website.

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Government & Public Interest

2022 Robert Masur Summer Fellowship in Civil Liberties – Due April 22

The fellowship is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Fellows each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the […]

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PILF Professor Series

The PILF Programming Team is excited to announce a new series of events geared towards 1Ls:  The PILF Professor Series. These events will take place during three lunch times where students will have a chance to speak informally with 1L professors about their practice experience in a public interest field. This year’s professor series will […]

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Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid – Jan. 27

Thursday, January 27, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET, Register here Hundreds of lawyers and advocates will gather virtually on January 27th to urge state legislators to provide $41 million for civil legal aid in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Civil legal aid is necessary to meet the especially acute need brought about by the […]

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Justice Catalyst Fellowship

Justice Catalyst administers one-year, potentially renewable, project-based fellowships for graduating law students, or graduates up to two years out of law school, to support innovative public interest work at non-profit organizations and government agencies. Justice Catalyst activates path-breaking approaches to social justice lawyering and affirmative litigation that have real-world impact and improve the lives of […]

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ABA’s The State of Criminal Justice Reform – What Role Do You Play?

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, Register here As the criminal justice system comes under increased scrutiny, so too does each profession that has operated within and supported a system that has evolved into a catalyst for infringement on human rights, abuse of civil rights, and an escalation of social unrest […]

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Government & Public Interest

DOJ Honors & SLIP Applications Now Open

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application is now open and will close on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET. Applications must be submitted via the online application. More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found […]

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What Does Defund the Police Mean?

Please join the D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community on Tuesday, August 3, at noon for an insightful conversation between civil rights lawyer Tahir Duckett and Georgetown Law Professor Christy Lopez on Defund the Police.   Mr. Duckett and Professor Lopez will discuss what advocates mean when they call for Defunding the Police, and how the movement is manifesting in D.C. and in […]

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Pro Bono

ACLU of MA Seeks Volunteers

The ACLU of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) is seeking Volunteers to join their Legal Resources Team. Volunteers do not need to be attorneys and do not give legal advice. ResponsibilitiesVolunteers are a vital part of the daily operations for the ACLUM, and perform the following responsibilities: answer and return phone calls from persons seeking legal assistance about […]