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Pathways to Justice – Changing Lives through Public Interest Lawyering

A Perspective from Public Counsel


Date/Time :9/25/2013 12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Location :Room 1420
Organizer :Catherine Mayorkas, Director, Public Interest Programs
Description :

UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and Office of Public Interest Programs and Thomson Reuters Elite Present –
 
 
Pathways to Justice – Changing Lives through Public Interest Lawyering
 
A Perspective from Public Counsel Law Center
 
 
With welcoming remarks by Dan O’Day, Thomson Reuters &
Hernan Vera, President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Counsel Law Center
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12:15 - 1:20 p.m.
[Lunch served]
Room 1420, UCLA School of Law
 
Please RSVP Here
 
 
With:
 
Shashi Hanuman
Directing Attorney, Community Development Project
 
Jordan Pollock
2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Immigrants’ Rights Project
 
Will Watts
Directing Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Law Project
 
 
Moderated by:
 
Professor Scott Cummings
UCLA School of Law

 
Public Counsel is the nation's largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services.  Founded in 1970, Public Counsel strives to achieve three main goals: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who have been the victims of torture, persecution, domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes; and fostering economic justice by providing individuals and institutions in underserved communities with access to quality legal representation.
 
Through a pro bono model that leverages the talents and dedication of thousands of attorney and law student volunteers, Public Counsel annually assists more than 30,000 families, children, immigrants, veterans, and nonprofit organizations and addresses systemic poverty and civil rights issues through impact litigation and policy advocacy.
 
 
For more information, please contact Catherine Mayorkas, Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, at (310) 206-9155 / mayorkas@law.ucla.edu.