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Government & Public Interest

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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Pro Bono

GBLS Family Law Unit Needs Pro Bono Volunteers!

The GBLS Family Law Unit is on the lookout for law students seeking a low-commitment (few hours a week, could be a short-term or long-term commitment) pro bono volunteer opportunity to assist with a project evaluating the access of pro se litigants to the Suffolk Probate and Family Court.  This project is part of larger […]

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Pro Bono

BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity with the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Program – Apply Today!

The Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Program in Montgomery, Alabama is continuing their tradition of hosting BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. The Federal Defenders Program will host up to two (2) BC Law pro bono volunteers for approximately 20 hours during the week, […]

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Pro Bono

BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity with Pine Tree Legal Assistance – Apply Today!

Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) in Maine will host BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. PTLA will host up to two (2) BC Law pro bono volunteers for approximately 20-35 hours during the week, Monday through Friday. This is a great way to gain legal […]

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Government & Public Interest

WCL Webinar: Going Public – Tips on Navigating a Career in Public Interest Law

February 15, 2022, 4-5 PM, via Zoom, free for BC Law students Going Public: Tips on Navigating a Career in Public-Interest Law offers a real-world, tip-filled conversation on how to navigate your way to a fulfilling public interest career. Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) panelists draw from their expansive legal careers spanning all sectors of […]

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Pro Bono

Project Citizenship Citizenship Workshops – Fall 2021

Project Citizenship is planning to continue their virtual naturalization workshops this fall and they are starting to recruit law student volunteers for their remaining fall semester workshops. Workshops are virtual, over Zoom, though they will have an in-person workshop downtown on Thursday, 11/18 at 3:15pm. Interested law students can register here!

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Announcements

WCL Fall Kickoff – 9/21 @ 6PM

September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, via Zoom; the link will circulate the day before the event. Register here. Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) as they bring the community back together at their Fall Kickoff. The Fall Kickoff is a chance to meet members of WCL’s vibrant pro bono and public-interest […]

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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 […]

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Government & Public Interest

WCL’s Supreme Court: View from the Press Gallery

In 2020, the appointment of the Court’s newest Justice saw a shift from a 5-4 to a 6-3 conservative majority. What are the implications of this shift for the 2020-2021 term and on American jurisprudence going forward? The Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) will discuss (virtually) at Supreme Court: View from the Press Gallery, on […]

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Government & Public Interest

WCL: Intern Happy Hour!

All are welcome to the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) Intern Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:00-6:00 pm ET. It is an opportunity to connect with law students in summer associate and internship programs in DC and across the country. Supervisors from the law firm, government, and nonprofit communities will be on hand […]