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Washington Lawyers' Committee's John Burke Pro Bono Breakfast

Thursday October 04
2012

  • By: Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Washington, DC
  • Website: www.washlaw.org
  • Source: Dist. of Columbia

The Washington Lawyers' Committee holds an annual breakfast briefing in October to present its agenda for the upcoming year to the DC legal community.

For over 20 years, John L. Burke, Jr. served with distinction as the Committee's General Counsel and as a volunteer attorney on a series of significant Committee cases. Shortly after his untimely death in 2004, the Committee's Pro Bono Breakfast was renamed in his honor and a fund bearing his name was established. To date, the John Burke Memorial Fund has received over $100,000 in gifts. The proceeds of this fund are used to support the cause of pro bono service to which John contributed so greatly.

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Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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