Join us for a panel discussion on current issues facing the Black community.
Join UVA School of Law's Shaping Justice conference.
Shaping Justice is a public interest conference focused on transforming the law to provide equal justice to all. It will be at UVA Law. Participants will hear about cutting-edge issues and learn public interest lawyering skills from attorneys working with people who face a formidable path to justice. Robin Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders, will be the keynote speaker. Click here for more information and to register. The cost is to attend is $25.
Join us for our Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions, engaging workshops and social events, and opportunities to network with practitioners and law students throughout the Region! Find the agenda here!
Hotel room rates go up after January 15: Reserve your room today!
Countdown with us!
The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women's rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.
WLPPFP Fellowship Placement: In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
This is a one year position, from September 2017 to August 2018, at a salary of $48,000. It is strongly advised that you familiarize yourself with this organization before completing this application.
For more information, click here.
VA Happy Hour
Friday, November 11, 2016; 6-10pm
Come out and mingle at a MABLSA Happy Hour! Free food and drink specials!
Youth Moot Court Competition
Saturday, November 12, 2016; 12-2pm
MABLSA Youth Moot Court Competition Partnered with MLK Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
Know Your Rights Info Session
Saturday November 12; 4-6pm
A discussion of the current relationship between law enforcement and the community and how to exercise individual rights as citizens when approached by police.
This Thursday join us for "Young, Troubled, and Abused: Discussion and Action Steps Toward Juvenile Justice Reform." The panel will consist of representatives from the DC Office of the Attorney General, the DC Public Defender Services and other agencies that work with our juvenile population. These agencies will speak on policies they areseeking to implement as it relates to revisiting the goal of the juvenile justice system: rehabilitation. As well as discuss the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and the overlap been the foster care system and the juvenile justice system. Topics that will be discussed are: juveniles detention in adult facilities, overcrowding of juvenile facilities, transgender youth, sentencing, cradle to prison pipeline. and, special challenges of LGBT youth. There will not only be discussion surrounding these issues, but action steps as well: petition, mentoring, etc.