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Executive Director to Serve on Upcoming Panel at 2013 Pro Bono Institute (PBI) Annual Conference
Executive Director Eric Angel and Legal Aid Board Member Becky Troth, Pro Bono Counsel for Sidley Austin LLP, will serve on a panel on Friday, March 15, 2013, entitled “Pro Bono Rotations/Externships/Fellowships/Secundments” at the PBI Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
Legal Aid has a robust loaned associate program that is the envy of many programs nationwide. Legal Aid currently has lawyers from Arnold & Porter LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Crowell & Moring LLP serving for six-month rotations in our housing unit; a lawyer from Steptoe & Johnson LLP serving in our family law unit on a six-month rotation; and a lawyer from Sidley Austin LLP serving a four-month rotation in our Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project. If your firm is considering creating a rotation anywhere in the country, please consider attending the session, scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2013, at 2:45 PM. Our loaned associates have truly been extraordinary during their time at Legal Aid. Below are blog entries by former loaned associates:
- Reflections of a Loaned Associate: Drawing Inspiration from Legal Aid’s Clients, by Kate Riggs
- Preparing for Trial Requires More than “Lawyering”, by Rebecca Baden
- New Report Reaffirms Importance of Legal Representation in Eviction Cases, by Cassandra Tillinghast
- Reflections from a Loaned Associate…, by Saad Gul