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COS is 4.19: Will you join us?

TOGETHER AS ONE, the theme of Celebration of Service ’17, recognizes the spirit of public service and the extraordinary efforts of our distinguished honorees, colleagues, and community partners in bringing hope and dignity to our city’s poor. It is our most important fundraiser of the year and we need your support! Come raise a toast to togetherness—see old friends, make new friends, and have some fun on April 19th at Google DC.

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Inspired by the Public Good: Join Us at COS @ Google DC, 4.19.17

Citizens across the nation are coming together in unprecedented numbers to express their unwavering belief for accountability and justice. Attorneys and legal advocates in particular are proving that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE through direct action, pro bono service, or financial support of organizations leading the cause.

On April 19th, we will honor our own agents of change–the remarkable Jack Olender, Hon. Justice Carmen E. Espinosa (GWU ’76), Roach Brown, and Buckley Sandler. Please join us.

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Out and About and on the Air

Catch up on our October-November pro bono and community partnerships, trainings, advocacy, and clinical teaching. Don’t miss our feature in Washington Lawyer and enlightening podcasts with Teresa Hodge and other fascinating folks. Are you making the world a better place? Please send your news and accomplishments to LSIC blog editor Pamela Garlick so that we can post them in this column. We also welcome guest submissions and story ideas.

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Consider What’s at Stake: The LSIC End-of-Year Appeal

One encounter with the criminal justice system can lead to a record that stays with you for life, interfering with your ability to work, find housing, and provide for basic needs. Thousands of men and women in Washington, DC carry this burden—even if they have done nothing wrong or have already paid their dues. Many are eligible to seal their record yet lack the knowledge and resources to do so on their own.

This holiday season, you can fight this injustice. Please Donate an Hour and Give a Second Chance.

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Reunion Class Photos: These Will Make You Smile

In planning our Orientation and reunion festivities, we unearthed some class photos that we thought you might enjoy. These shots are from graduation years ending in 6—a nod to our October 26th Reunion and newly minted alumni class of 2016. Recognize yourself and friends? Please help us place a name to a face. Peruse our Class Lists.  And tell us what you’re up to via our Alumni Survey. We’re a big family and would love to hear from you!

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Marcelo Perez Receives 2016 Nathan A. Neal Award for Outstanding Advocacy

“Thirty years ago I was a student at this point of time finishing Orientation. I didn’t know what I was going to get myself into. To hear what you’ve done in one semester is inspiration,” stated Nathan A. Neal (’87, Howard) to Marcelo Perez (’16, AU) at a reception held on August 26th celebrating the start of the new semester at LSIC.

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Please Note! We Have Some Changes to the October 26th Reunion – Calling on Alum from ’16, ’06, ’96, ’86, & ’76

To our LSIC graduates from ’16, ’06, ’96, ’86, and ’76!  We learned this week that LSIC board member Barry Pollack, President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is hosting a criminal justice training on the 26th at UDC. We’ve decided to join forces and hold the reunion at UDC. Come to JUSTICE FOR ALL? INTERRUPTING RACISM IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (no charge) and then mingle with us afterwards. Or just come mingle at 6 PM!

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