Do you still need to satisfy the Lawyers & Leasders requirement for Fall 2020? Are you interested in how this year's pandemic, tense presidential election, and the national conversation on race relations in the United States will impact public interest attorneys and their clients in 2021? If so, look no further! Join the ABA for a forward-thinking panel on what 2021 holds for public interest lawyers on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CST.  

The Lawyers & Leaders Fall 2020 attendance requirement can be satisfied by attending this (or another) designated Lawyers & Leaders program and completing this attendance form.  

Panelists will discuss:

  • How lawyers can make impactful change in the race equity arena
  • The impact of the pandemic and the election on civil legal aid and public defender funding
  • How to engage pro bono resources to meet clients’ legal needs
  • The state of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • How to lend your voice to advocacy efforts
  • ABA resources and opportunities to support your work and career

The panel will include:

  • Hon. Adrienne Nelson, Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
  • David Carroll, Executive Director, Sixth Amendment Center
  • April Faith-Slaker, Associate Director of Research Innovations, Access to Justice Lab, Harvard Law School
  • Jaime Hawk
  • Legal Strategy Director, WA Campaign for Smart Justice, ACLU of Washington
  • Radhika Singh, Chief, Civil Legal Services, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

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