For Law Students

Join Now

Preparing for 2021 and Beyond: The Outlook for Public Interest Lawyers and Advocacy

Networking Virtually

Format: Webinar

Dates: 12/15/2020

Time: 1 PM ET - 2 PM ET

Sponsor: ABA Center for Pro Bono
ABA Center for Public Interest Law
ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center
ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division
ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense
Law Student Division
Young Lawyers Division

List Price: Free

ABA Member Price: Free

Sponsor Member Price: Free

Register Today

This year has seen systemic issues of race, rights, and access to justice brought to light in new ways through the lens of a global pandemic and a politically divided nation. The legal community—and public interest lawyers specifically—are at the forefront of enforcing rights, securing benefits, and advancing policy solutions and systemic change, and our work will be more important than ever in the coming year. Join us for a forward-thinking discussion on what 2021 holds for public interest lawyers and the clients you serve, how your work and the issues you care about are being supported by ABA advocacy efforts, and what you can do to get connected and make an impact through involvement with the ABA.

Panelists will discuss:

  • How lawyers can make impactful change in the race equity arena, including how the ABA is supporting your efforts through advocacy and upholding of the rule of law
  • The impact of the pandemic and the election on funding of civil legal aid and public defender services nationwide
  • How to engage pro bono resources to meet the legal needs of underserved clients—from free legal advice online to full-scope representation
  • The state of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • What you can do to support advocacy efforts

The ABA President and panelists will field questions and solicit input from attendees on issues that matter most to you.