What do John Legend, John Oliver, and The PBEye have in common? We are all interested in voting rights and the upcoming election. As the 2016 presidential election captures our attention and November 8 gets closer, one thing is certain: many eligible voters will have trouble casting ballots on Election Day. Voting is at the heart of our democracy; yet our voting system remains imperfect and deeply flawed. A number of prominent civil rights and public interest groups are leading non-partisan, critical efforts to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that every proper vote is counted.
Join us on July 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET for “The Challenges of Citizenship: Election-Related Pro Bono Opportunities (Pro Bono in Practice).” This timely webinar, hosted in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, is part of our “Best of the 2016 PBI Annual Conference” series of webinars, which reprise and supplement select sessions from the Conference.
Pro bono lawyers play an important role at all levels of the voting rights and reform processes on Election Day and all year round. The following panelists will discuss emerging issues, how to get started, opportunities for collaboration, and a range of pro bono delivery systems, from research projects to impact litigation to policy advocacy work to Election Protection activities.
- Jennifer Brown, Morrison & Foerster*†
- Ezra Rosenberg, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Chris Walters, Reed Smith*†
CLE credit is available in many states. Registration is free for anyone at a Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Law Firm. Please contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Elysse DeRita for the promotional code or for information on becoming a Member of the Law Firm Project. Interested in-house counsel should contact CPBO Project Assistant Virginia Lyon for registration information.
Schedule conflict? Don’t worry – the program will also be available on-demand shortly after the original broadcast date.
* denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
† denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project