This afternoon, I am going to be on a panel entitled "Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River," with attorneys from the Children's Law Center, Employment Justice Center, Neighborhood Legal Services Program and Quality Trust. The panel is organized by the East of the River Casehandlers, a collaboration of legal services provider organizations that serve residents in Wards 7 and 8, of which Legal Aid is a member. We'll talk about our experiences practicing law in some of the District's communities with the highest levels of concentrated poverty, as well as different career paths and service opportunities available to public interest-minded law students and pro bono lawyers in the District of Columbia. Imoni Washington, of the D.C. Bar Foundation, will also be present to talk about how the Foundation can provide critical support for this work. Feel free to join us at Deanwood Library for what should be an interesting conversation! Details below:
"Practicing Public Interest Law East of the Anacostia River": 4th Annual SummerPanel Discussion with the East of the River Casehandlers
Friday, July 18, 2014 | 12:30 pm - 2 pm | Deanwood Neighborhood Library | 1350 49th St NE, Washington DC 20019
Metro: Deanwood (Orange Line)
The East of the River Casehandlers (EOTR) group invites all legal interns, summer associates, law students and pro bono attorneys to come find out more about practicing public interest law east of the Anacostia River. This informal panel discussion will feature attorneys from DC legal services providers that serve the low-income residents of these diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Imoni Washington of the D.C. Bar Foundation (DCBF) will join us after the provider panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District and the recent grants the DCBF has made to legal services providers east of the river. We will also have information available on student internship and pro bono opportunities with EOTR legal services providers.
Bread for the City: Taylor Healy (Equal Justice Works Fellow) | Children’s Law Center: Jani Tillery (Staff Attorney) | Employment Justice Center: Melody Webb (Legal Director) | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia: Nina Wu (Staff Attorney) | Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia: Kristin Hucek (Loaned Associate from Covington & Burling LLP) | Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities: Morgan K. Whitlatch (Senior Attorney)
Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia: Keeshea Turner Roberts (Managing Attorney)
To register, contact Heather Hodges at 202.269.5100 or email@example.com. This program is intended to be highly interactive and driven by your questions. We encourage you to submit any questions you have with your registration request.
ABOUT EAST OF THE RIVER CASEHANDLERS
The East of the River Casehandlers meet every three months at the Anacostia Library to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. We also conduct legal information programs for community members and legal services attorneys. The next meeting will be on August 22, 2014. Please send an e-mail to EastoftheRiverLawyersfirstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the listserv.