The Western District’s prisoner civil rights pro bono program presents an excellent opportunity for trial work, without lengthy discovery.
A panel discussion and Q&A with Chief Judge Robert Jonker and Judge Hala Jarbou for an update on the impact of COVID on court operations and litigation.
Lawyers must do two things well: speak persuasively and write persuasively. Our panelists will share their perspective on how to achieve and further develop these essential skills.
U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Thomas C. Cameron
Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Heather S. Bergmann
The program focused on pro bono opportunities in the domestic violence context. The pandemic has amplified the need for pro bono representation. You do not need to be a domestic relations lawyer to provide help. To the contrary, opportunities abound for anyone with a law license and a willingness to help. The program this year emphasized the unique needs and opportunities during the covid-19 pandemic.