Watercooler Conversations

Watercooler Conversations is a series of interviews hosted and produced by LSIC Digital Communications Director Ananda Leeke.


Take a break and listen in.

Sima Lee on Brookland Manor

Sima Lee speaks gives an update on her activities, including her neighborhood tenant work in collaboration with LSIC at Brookland Manor, Barry Farms, and other organizations; the benefits of holistic healing in treating trauma and oppression; and a back-to-school supplies drive she created in support of the Food, Clothing, and Resistance Collective. Sept 2016. More on Storify.


Sima Lee on the LGBT Task Force

LSIC Community activist Sima Lee on her community outreach efforts, including her participation in the National LGBTQ Task Force brown bag lunch, Caribbean Queer and Trans People of Color parade during NYC Pride Weekend, and Queer Brown Voices’ LGBTQ Latino Author Talk Panel. June 2016.


Sima Lee on DC Gov’s forced eviction of homeless people from their tent city near Union Station

Sima Lee, on DC Government’s forced eviction of homeless people from from their tent city near Union Station, March 2016.


Sima Lee, on what she learned from Childrens Law Center and TransLaw attorneys during the Advocating for LGBTQ Clients panel discussion held on May 23, 2016.

Sima Lee, on the NARAL Abortion Access Rally she attended at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, 2016.


Sima Lee, on the February 2016 rally where Museum Sq. and Mount Vernon Plaza Tenant Associations came together to tell Bush Companies to stop harassing, intimidating, and displacing tenants.


Nathaniel Goodman-Johnson (3L, UDC, Criminal Division, ’16) spent the summer at LSIC as a Equal Justice America Fellow. He discusses his work with the UDC Law Chapter of OutLaw, an organization that offers greater awareness of legal issues concerning gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals.


Tamika Carroll
Student-attorney who worked at in LSIC summer 2016.


LSIC Attorney Adrian Madsen discusses an LSIC victory in the DC Court of Appeals

LSIC Attorney Adrian Madsen discusses an LSIC victory in the DC Court of Appeals concerning a client found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Madsen’s commentary on mass incarceration is particularly insightful.


Supervising attorney Patrice Sulton, on the 110th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools she attended in NYC on January 6-10,2016.


Patrice Sulton on the Juvenile Training Immersion Program Summer Academy; the White House U.S. Women Summit (highlights include a session on “Second Chances for Success: Women, Girls and the Justice System” and a conversation between First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey); and her swearing-in to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Patrice Sulton discusses the connection between criminal justice and social work at an April ’16 presentation to Howard University School of Social Work grad students.


Former LSIC supervising attorney Lisa Geis discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that ended mandatory life without parole for juveniles.


Lisa Geis on banning juvenile isolation and POTUS’ decision to end solitary confinement.


Former Supervising Attorney Samantha Beckett sheds light on LSIC’s advocacy work with the DC Family Re-Housing and Stabilization (Rapid Re-Housing) Program.


#ShowYourLove: Our staff our lovin’ LSIC

Patrice Sulton


Kathryn Boothe


Gabriella White-Lewis


Paul DiBlasi


Dianne Torresen


Mike Barfield


Lori Silberman (former LSIC staffer)


Samantha Beckett (former LSIC staffer)


Lisa Geiss (former LSIC staffer)

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