For students working in or visiting Washington, DC this summer, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is hosting the following free events:

PDS Summer Open House & Fall OCI Preview
Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m.
Join PDS on Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. for an open house and on-campus interview preview. They will have a panel discussion describing their work, followed by breakout areas with attorney representatives from each of their practice groups. Learn about opportunities for fall, spring and summer internships and externships, the hiring process and timeline for attorneys, as well as their on-campus schedule. Meet representatives from the current summer class who can speak to their experience at PDS. Register online.

PATH Conference
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for the 5th Biennial PATH: Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference. PATH is a full day of programming for law students, attorneys, and career services counselors interested in learning more about careers in indigent criminal defense. Participants may choose from 16 sessions, with a small group lunch with defenders from some of the nation’s best PD offices.  PATH is free and takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Register online.

Please keep in mind that PDS will be participating in Fall OCI next month so take advantage of these great networking opportunities!