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Women’s Law Forum Program on Women Committed to Pro Bono

November 20, 2012 – 

For its annual “Ladies Day” celebration, the Women’s Law Forum at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will feature a panel of female lawyers who are engaged in significant pro bono work in the private, corporate or public sector. Originally scheduled for November 5, the program will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

The Women’s Law Forum will also honor Jessica Kitson ’02, who as director of the law school’s Neisser Public Interest Program encourages students on a daily basis to increase their pro bono efforts. As a Rutgers law student Kitson was a Wenk Fellow, editor-in-chief of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, and co-founder of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. She is a former chair of the Public Service Section of the National Association of Law Placement, and serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association Pro Bono Task Force, the NJSBA Pro Bono Committee and the Essex County Domestic Violence Working Group. 

The Ladies’ Day event traces its history to Harvard Law School in the 1960s when it was the only day on which then Property professor W. Barton Leach would allow female students to speak in class. Inspired by the evolution of the role of women in both law schools and the legal community, student groups throughout the country now use Ladies’ Day to commemorate women’s progress in the legal profession and to highlight the barriers women have overcome to become successful lawyers. 

The price of admission, which includes the panel discussion, networking forum and post-event cocktail reception with refreshments, is $20. To reserve a space or for more information, contact ru.womenslawforum@gmail.com.

What: Women’s Law Forum “Ladies Day” program on “Women Committed to Pro Bono”
Who: Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Emily A. Kaller ’97, Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel LLP
Hannah Pennington ’01, Executive Director, Manhattan Family Justice Center
Adrienne Kalosieh ’03, Patras Williams LLC, moderator
When: 6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Where: Third-floor Atrium, Rutgers School of Law–Newark