Facilitated by Michelle Takagishi-Almeida, Public Service Program Director at Southwestern Law, veterans and newcomers to the law school space were invited to gather on May 25th for an informative session sharing brief highlights and available materials on selected topics from the law school pre-conference at the 2023 Equal Justice Conference.

The Community Conversation was especially helpful to section members in reviewing program models, policies, approaches and new possibilities in preparation for fall returns as well as being able to exchange directly with others in attendance and with panel moderators making encore appearances on topics, such as: Law School Best Practices Refresher by Anna Strasburg Davis, Director of Externships and Pro Bono Programs, UC Irvine School of Law; Law School Pro Bono: Dispelling Myths and Finding Your Fit by Elizabeth R. Boe, Director, Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative, Assistant Director of Public Service Law, Law Career Services, DePaul University College of Law; and How to Measure and Assess Pro Bono and Use that to Elevate Pro Bono at Your School, by Grace Sung Ehn Meng, Director, Judge Rand Schrader Pro Bono Program, UCLA School of Law.

Available materials from May’s Community Conversation can be found at the AALS Pro Bono and Access to Justice Section website here.