Community members are encouraged to participate in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Celebration of Pro Bono next week. You can read more about about the national celebration here. You can view the celebration events map or check out pro bono resources.
Each fall, as part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration, Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) organizes DC Pro Bono Week. DC Pro Bono Week 2021 takes place from October 24-30, 2021. The week explores lots of opportunities to do pro bono work, learn new pro bono skills, meet pro bono lawyers, and expand pro […]
Annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, October 26 from 4-5:30 On October 26, 2021, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Elspeth Cypher will present awards to three attorneys selected by the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for their exceptional dedication to providing volunteer legal services for persons who cannot afford an attorney for their essential […]
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 […]
Project Citizenship is planning to continue their virtual naturalization workshops this fall and they are starting to recruit law student volunteers for their September workshops on Tuesday, 9/21 at 1pm and Thursday, 9/23 at 10am. Interested law students can register here!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.