“I have dedicated my career to ensuring that the words engraved on the front of the Supreme Court building,
‘Equal Justice Under Law,’ are a reality and not just an ideal” – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Congratulations Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson!
The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
In a historic move, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court! We celebrate this moment as the first Black woman will sit on the highest court in the land. We celebrate her work as a public defender, a lawyer, a member of the Sentencing Commission, and her tenure as a District and Circuit Court Judge.
The WBA is filled with pride and joy about Judge Jackson’s confirmation, not only because she is such an exceptionally qualified Black woman jurist, but also because of her strong record on civil rights and her clear dedication to equal justice under law.
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition provides high school juniors & seniors an opportunity to win a $5,000 college scholarship by expressing their views, both orally and in writing, on a pre-selected topic. Students submitting an essay responding to the question below may be invited to compete in the National Bar Association Region XII oral advocacy competition, held virtually on May 21, 2022.
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 MLK Oral Advocacy Competition Question:
If Dr. King were alive today, would he support canceling student loan debt in hopes of giving Blacks financial freedom and a better quality of life? Would Dr. King support student loans or tuition-free colleges? If so, explain why? If not, explain why not?
DC Refers was created to increase access to justice for people of modest means in the District of Columbia. Many people in the District of Columbia earn too much to qualify for free legal services from pro bono lawyers or nonprofit legal aid providers, but do not earn enough to afford the rates that most lawyers charge for their services. People whose income falls between 200-400% of the federal poverty guidelines often have limited or no option to obtain legal assistance. We seek to fill that justice gap.
DC Refers invites lawyers with at least two years of experience in their practice area to apply to join our online directory of reduced fee lawyers. Attorneys who join our directory are not required to accept any particular client referral. But if they do accept a client who qualifies for a reduced rate, the lawyer may not charge the client more than $150 per hour. Of course, clients who do not qualify for a reduced rate may be charged the attorney’s normal rate.
If you know someone who would benefit from our services, please share our fliers in English or Spanish.
To learn more about DC Refers or join our directory visit our website https://dcrefers.org/ or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin,
Job and Mentorship Opportunities
The Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) is pleased to share the following opportunities, and we encourage you to share this information with others who may be interested.
- Director of Externships and Public Interest Programming – Howard University School of Law
- Assistant Dean of Academic & Registration Services – Rutgers Law School
- Deputy Director – Georgetown Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic
- Executive Director – Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence (UBALT School of Law)
- Assistant Dean, Law Career Development – UBALT School of Law
- Various Positions – Legal Aid Society of DC
- Various Positions – DC Dep’t of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
- Clinical Teaching Fellows (Various Positions) – University of Baltimore, School of Law
- Staff Attorney – National Employment Law Project
- Associate General Counsel, Policy – Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Staff Attorney – Neighborhood Legal Services Program of DC
- Multiple Attorney Position – Ayuda
- Staff Attorney, Housing Law Unit – Legal Aid Society of DC
- Director – Immigrant Rights Clinic – University of Baltimore
- Various Attorney Positions – NVRDC
- Housing Justice Counsel – The Washington Lawyers’ Committee
- Housing Justice Organizer – The Washington Lawyers’ Committee
- Managing Attorney – UDC Law Clinical Program
- 2022 Congressional Fellowship Program
- Legislative Counsel – Office of Councilmember McDuffie
- Various Positions – Department of Health and Human Services
- Various Positions – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Various Positions – DC Office of Attorney General
- Assistant Dean for Career Services – Howard University Law Center
- Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia – Various Positions
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Every donation – no matter the amount – is extremely valuable to the Washington Bar Association. Your contribution will help the WBA support professional development and address the related needs of Black lawyers in the District of Columbia, while furthering our commitment to social justice and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Black community.