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WCL’s Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for a candid conversation about the intersection of race, pro bono representation, and justice at Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice on Monday, July 26, from 12:00-1:15 pm ET via Zoom webinar. WCL will send the link the day before and one hour before the program. Register here. WCL’s […]

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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: 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 […]

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2021 Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum

June 3, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET, Register here The Washington Council of Lawyers’ (WCL) Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum is an annual tradition that brings together lawyers, summer associates, summer interns, and others interested in using their law degrees to help those in need. It’s also a great way to […]

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3L Reminder – Log Pro Bono Hours & Public Interest Designation

3Ls, please be sure to log your pro bono hours and fill out the Public Interest Designation Checklist by May 1st in order to receive recognition at graduation.  All the requirements for each program are contained in the pro bono google form and Public Interest Designation Program checklist.

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WCL Best Practices in Pro Bono: “I Am Not A Cat” – Tips for Effective Remote Representations

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) and their panelists – lawyers who have experience with remote representations, including hearings in D.C. Superior Court. They are: Yvette Banker, Federal Government Pro Bono Lawyer Ashley Carter, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Sébastien Monzón Rueda, Legal Counsel for the Elderly Jenadee Nanini, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Lise […]

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Public Interest Designation Program

Have you heard about BC Law’s Public Interest Designation Program? Review the checklist to see if you are on track to qualify.  Students who complete BC Law’s voluntary Pro Bono Pledge and Public Interest Designation Program (PIDP) are recognized at graduation. If you have any questions, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Michelle Grossfield on SAGE.

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Log Your Pro Bono Hours!

If you haven’t already, please make sure to log your spring semester (or previous) pro bono hours. What counts as pro bono at BC Law? See our google form to find out. The Class of 2020 logged over 16,900 pro bono hours by graduation! Volunteer (unpaid and no stipend) hours may also qualify you for the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) Honor Roll. Make sure to log these hours using the […]

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Project Citizenship Pro Bono – Spring & Summer Opportunities

Join Project Citizenship to help complete N-400 Applications for Naturalization with eligible legal permanent residents! Project Citizenship is a non-profit legal services organization that helps eligible legal permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship. Their mission is to decrease barriers to citizenship and increase the naturalization rate in Massachusetts. Learn more about Project Citizenship here.  New volunteers […]

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EJW Regional Public Interest Awards Application Extended to 3/28

Are you a student who has shown a dedicated commitment to public interest law? Applications are now open for this year’s Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards. Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents eight law students with a Regional Public Interest Award, recognizing some of the most innovative, impactful, and committed public interest […]