DC Bar President-Elect to Speak at Pro Bono Homelessness Event
Press Type: Advisory Associated Program: Housing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010
Ending Homelessness through Pro Bono Work
Panel and Reception; DC Bar President-Elect to Speak
When: Tuesday, July 6, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
What: The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will host a panel of law firm partners to discuss the value of pro bono service in working to end homelessness.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Featuring: Patricia Brannan of Hogan Lovells LLP
Peter Thomas of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Suzanne Turner of Dechert LLP
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Incoming DC Bar President Ronald S. Flagg
During the reception, the Law Center will also recognize the pro bono and financial support of its LEAP member firms.
Background: This event will offer an opportunity for all legal professionals to become more acquainted with the Law Center's mission and the pro bono work needed to end homelessness through the power of the law. Lawyers from LEAP partner firms and firm summer associates are especially encouraged to attend and learn more about the Law Center's recent work.
Many of the Law Center's most significant and high-profile legal victories were made possible through extensive pro bono service from the private bar. In 2004, it decided to strengthen its ties with its pro bono partners and recognize their vital contributions to its work. The Lawyers Executive Advisory Partners (LEAP) was formed.
LEAP is a national philanthropic effort of the legal community to help homeless and poor Americans achieve self-sufficiency. LEAP members work to prevent and end homelessness by providing the Law Center with financial support as well as pro bono legal services. The members form a network of key influential leaders that realize significant positive social change. In return for their efforts, LEAP members enjoy a powerful camaraderie and opportunities to do rewarding and career enhancing pro bono work.
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