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PSJD’s Public Interest News Digest

Stay Informed on Legal Responses Across the Country to the Pandemic & Social Justice Issues Check out this resource for recent public interest news stories! Some of the topics discussed include Free and Fair Elections; Rule of Law & Voting Rights; Systemic Racism and the Unauthorized Practice of Law; Protest Responses; Pro Bono Response; Student […]

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Volunteer with Lawyers for Civil Rights to Support Vaccine Equity

Volunteer to support vaccine equity and justice! Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR), the City of Boston, the Whittier Street Health Center, and courageous community-based partners, are pushing for greater vaccine access. To help bring this life-saving work to scale, LCR is seeking volunteers. LCR is inviting volunteers — especially people who speak Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and other languages — to join them […]

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Public Citizen Essay Competition- 5K Prize!

Public Citizen has announced their 2021 Law Essay Writing Competition. This year’s topic is “What is the role of the liability system in addressing Covid-19?” The prize for best student essay is $5,000. Essays must be submitted by emailed on or before Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, to Amanda Fleming at afleming@citizen.org. […]

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COVID Pushed Firms to Overhaul How They Connect With Clients. They Aren’t Going Back.

By Patrick Smith for Law.com The tried-and-true methods for meeting clients—in-person events, client dinners and in-office review sessions—have been around for a long time because they work.  But the pandemic has forced business development professionals and attorneys in major law firms to move away from these methods. In their stead, a wave of progressive thinking, including […]

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Good News, Associates. The COVID Recession Isn’t 2008 All Over Again

By Dylan Jackson for Law.com If there’s a positive thread to be gleaned from the pandemic, it is that associates are facing brighter futures and a far less volatile job market than that of young attorneys who stared down the 2009 financial crisis. And those at elite firms may even see their compensation boosted as firms look […]

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Spotlight on Evictions WCL Webinar

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for a program featuring Emily Benfer, a nationwide expert on eviction moratoriums and housing policies during COVID-19. Register here.

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Article: As COVID-19 Creates Curveballs, Firms Pivot Practices to Keep the Work Coming

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | September 11, 2020 at 02:30 PM – for Law.com/The American Lawyer The legal work created when the coronavirus pandemic first became a known threat in the United States—securing federal loans, for example—may be quieting down now. But as the country continues to cope with the consequences of the virus, law firms continue to […]

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Article: The Pandemic Has Put Associate Development Back on the Back Burner

Junior attorneys may experience fewer training and development opportunities during the current public health crisis. While this Law.com article explores the impact on law firm associates specifically, it is likely that in-house and public sector junior attorneys will encounter many of the same challenges. Understanding the challenges may help prepare you to overcome them.

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Article: The Great Salary Cut Rollback Tracker – Where Does Your Law Firm Stand?

If you are tracking Big Law salary and bonus changes, this Above the Law article reviews the latest announcements.

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Public Rights Project: The Shifting Tide of Workers’ Rights

Public Rights Project (PRP) hosts an important conversation on the shifting tide of workers’ rights tomorrow, August 20th from 2:30-3:30pm EDT. Gig economy workers, who provide critical services like delivery, home care, and cleaning, are now frontline workers in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet these essential workers are some of the least […]