We’ve had a wonderful spring filled with events, trainings, and public meetings. Here are some highlights of our activities around the community.
- DC Pride, Memorial Day Weekend: LSIC community organizer Sima Lee will be networking and doing community outreach at DC Black Pride events throughout Memorial Day weekend. If you would like to connect with Sima, please reach out at 202-638-4798 EXT. 577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5.25.16: UDC Law School Dean Shelley Broderick talked about the new DC Constitution with LSIC alum Senator Paul Strauss (AU ’93, Civil Division) on WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi Show
- 5.23.2016: As part of our ongoing outreach to LGBTQ youth, LSIC attorney Stephanie Harrison helped organize “Advocating for LGBTQ Clients,” a cultural competency panel discussion with attorneys from Children Law Center, Whitman Walker, and TransLaw. LSIC community organizer Sima Lee attended and shares what she learned at the event.
- 5.17.16: LSIC attorneys Mike Barfield and Adrian Madsen counseled residents at Council member LaRuby May’s Record Sealing and Expungement Fair held at the RISE Demonstration Center in Anacostia. Prior to the event, Barfield spoke with WHUR 96.3 FM reporter Molette Greenon on the Daily Drum’s Talk Around Town Show.
- 5.14.16: GW Law students Ella Gladman and Ross Roberts were honored at the GW Law School graduation ceremony. Gladman received the John F. Evans Award for her outstanding achievement in our Criminal Division. She also won the Judge Albert H. Grenadier Award for her participation in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Roberts received the Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award in Labor and Employment Law.
- 5.1.16: LSIC community organizer Sima Lee hosted Law & Lyrics, an artist/activist event held at The Peace House. The evening included open-mic performances and an expungement clinic conducted by our pro bono coordinator Lori Silberman.
- 4.20 & 4.27.16: Student Attorneys William Reardon and Ari Roytenberg (Civil Division, Georgetown) testified before the Committee on Business and Consumer Regulatory Affairs at the DC Council. Their testimony brought to light the adverse effects of tenants’ lack of access to rent control information (watch here, start at 4:16). A week later they presented their testimony before the Committee on Housing and Community Affairs at a budget oversight hearing (watch here, start at 4:25). LSIC alumna Kay Pierson (’85), Director of Community Reinvestment Division at the United Planning Organization, testified about increasing the Home Purchase Assistance program (HPAP) award and improving the process for receiving HPAP funding (watch here, start at 57:09).
- 3.17.16: Moses Cook and Kathryn Boothe (Criminal Division) participated in a panel discussion with members of the National Lawyers Guild on the issues of injustice and criminal procedures highlighted in the Netflix Original Series, “Making a Murderer.” Hosted by UDC in observance of National Justice Month and the 53rd Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.
- LSIC Alumni News: Keeshea Turner Roberts, Managing Attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services Program (Catholic, ’02), has been selected to serve as a candidate for the D.C. Bar Family Law, Section Steering Committee. Our congratulations! Listen to her podcast.