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D.C. LAW STUDENTS IN COURT OPENS SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

D.C. LAW STUDENTS IN COURT OPENS SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 – D.C. Law Students In Court (LSIC) announces today that it has opened a search for a new Executive Director. After 14 years of exceptional service, LSIC’s Executive Director, Moses Cook will step down later this year. Launched in 1969 by five D.C. area law schools, LSIC is today a nationally recognized leader at training social justice advocates and representing clients in grave legal jeopardy in the District of Columbia.  

“The new Executive Director will build on a strong foundation and exemplary vision set by Moses Cook,” said Don Ridings, President of the Board of Directors, LSIC Alumni, and Partner at Covington & Burling LLP. “The Board is deeply grateful for Moses, his leadership, and the passion with which he led the organization.” 

“This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader with a commitment to the mission of LSIC, a successful record of executive leadership, and deep experience and understanding of the Washington, D.C. legal community,” Ridings added. 

LSIC’s Board of Directors has retained LeaderFit to manage the search. Potential candidates may view the complete job description and submit their online application here. All inquiries should be directed to Annie Czerwinski at aczerwinski@leaderfit.org or Shaina Amaya at samaya@leaderfit.org.

 

About D.C. Law Students In Court
Since 1969, D.C. Law Students In Court’s mission has been to teach and inspire the next generation of law students while providing the highest quality legal representation to the District’s low-income residents. D.C. Law Students In Court has made “equal justice under law” a reality for thousands of our clients, and trained and inspired thousands of lawyers to protect the legal rights of the less fortunate. For additional information, please visit the website of LSIC.

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Longtime Executive Director Moses Cook Stepping Down from D.C. Law Students In Court

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Longtime Executive Director Moses Cook Stepping Down from D.C. Law Students In Court

 

Washington DC, June 18, 2019 – After 14 years at D.C. Law Students In Court (LSIC), Executive Director Moses Cook will be stepping down this fall, as he will relocate to Europe with his family later this year.

 

Cook has been with LSIC since 2005 when he started supervising in the criminal defense clinic. He has served as Executive Director since 2013.  Before joining LSIC, he was a Prettyman/Stiller Fellow with Georgetown University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

 

“Under Moses’ leadership, D.C, Law Students In Court has grown to represent more than 4,000 clients and train nearly 90 law students to be lifelong advocates for justice and ensure that equal justice applies regardless of income,” said Don Ridings, Board President, LSIC Alumni, and partner at Covington & Burling LLP.  “Moses leaves our organization stronger than it has ever been, and poised to produce even greater impact.”

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Our New Crimmigration Program

Crimmigration Supervising Attorney Pamela Yee describes the new program she will be developing.

For those who may not be familiar, what is crimmigration?

It’s a very new area of focus for law. Traditionally, immigration law and criminal law were very separate from one another. Crimmigration focuses on the recent merging of the two fields due to changes in immigration law, migration policy, and political agendas. Changes in the way the government criminalized and policed certain migration policies resulted in a nexus between the two fields that had not previously existed. Nowadays, often one cannot consider making immigration legal analysis without delving into issues of criminal law.

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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 D.C.

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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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You Are a Source of Hope

Yes, hope for thousands of vulnerable neighbors desperate to be there—proud, independent, and accomplished—for their families and loved ones. But with a legal system that is often stacked against them, they can’t do it alone. 
 
As we stand in the face of potentially drastic barriers to affordable housing, employment, public assistance, and heath care in 2017, we ask you to join us in our mission to help educate our neighbors of their rights and come to their defense when they need it most.

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Report from “Feed the People”

Volunteer service events, even on a modest scale, require a generous spirit—and a serious effort. This month, on Dec. 13th and 20th, we rolled up our sleeves in partnership with two District outreach groups to help Feed the People. Here’s what we learned.

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Find Us in the Catalogue for Philanthropy

In June, we announced our selection to the Catalogue for Philanthropy, a highly respected and locally-focused Guide to Giving that helps creates visibility and philanthropic dollars for charities in Greater Washington. LSIC was one of 375 charities vetted on the basis of need, impact, cost-effectiveness, and transparency of finances.

Our sincere thanks to the Catalogue for highlighting our work and placing us among the very best of local nonprofits committed to “challenging the status quo, tackling critical issues, and offering support, dignity, compassion, and opportunity to those who need it most.”

Look for us on page 47 or online.

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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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