June 13-Innovative Efforts in the Fight Against Global Poverty: A Conversation with Helene Gayle & Steve Davis
June 21- Holistic Legal Practice:A Practical Approach Working with Low-Income Clients
Holistic Legal practice combines aggressive legal advocacy with a broader recognition that for most poor people arrested and charged with a crime, or facing a civil legal aid issue, the presenting case, whether civil or criminal, is not the only issue with which they struggle. The key insight of holistic legal practice is that to be truly effective advocates for our clients, we must broaden the scope of our work to include the consequences of criminal justice involvement as well as the underlying issues, both legal and non-legal, that have played a part in driving our clients into legal problems in the first place. Read more here.
Get Ready for Next Academic Year: Save the Date- PALOOZA!
Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair: October 25-26, 2013, Arlington, VA
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. For more about the upcoming conference click here.
US Human Rights Network’s National Conference – ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: December 6-8, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
USHRN’s bi-annual human rights conference is the primary national gathering for human rights and social justice activists, advocates, practitioners, and supporters dedicated to strengthening a human rights agenda and culture in the U.S. and demanding the United States government fulfill its human rights obligations in the U.S. This will be their 5th bi-annual conference as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary! This year’s theme: Dignity. Justice. Action.
The conference agenda will allow participants to learn from presentations and discussions on four thematic tracks: 1) comprehensive immigration policy and enforcement; 2) the criminal system and mass incarceration; 3) economic policy and workers rights; and 4) climate justice. Framing papers will be released prior to the conference to inform discussions on each track. Space will be provided for presentations and interactive workshops on these and other human rights issues. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding on the gender, race and class impact on fulfillment of rights, and the inter-connectedness of rights. For more info click here.
28th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon: Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel
Hosted by the the Legal Foundation of Washington, the Goldmark Award Luncheon is where the Alliance for Equal Justice, legal organizations, pro bono attorneys, judges and allies get together every year to honor our finest who work for the common good in our state. Nominations for the 2014 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award accepted NOW through September 6, 2013. See nomination criteria at the Legal Foundation of Washington website at www.legalfoundation.org