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Pro Bono Program and Justice Center to host White House “Champions of Change” watch party

On October 13, the White House will hold a “Champions of Change” event to recognize public interest lawyers’ accomplishments by honoring sixteen exemplary public service champions.  The honorees include UT Law alumnus David Hall, ’69, executive director of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, who will be recognized with the executive director of the Brownsville Community Health Center for their medical-legal partnership.  

The event will include a national online conversation among law students and faculty, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Eric Holder, with the goal to engage future lawyers in discussing what lawyers can do to close the justice gap.  More than one hundred law schools have committed to host watch parties.  Law schools were invited to submit student questions to the attorney general and the honorees, and Law School students have submitted questions. 

The Law School’s Pro Bono Program and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law will live-stream the White House festivities at the Law School on Thursday, October 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST in the Goodwin Conference Room, CCJ 1.312.  Light refreshments will be served.  All members of the Law School community are invited to attend. 

The Champions of Change program is a project of the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice. The White House website will stream the event live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Related links:

UT Law Pro Bono Program

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

Contact: Tina Fernandez, Director, Pro Bono Program, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, 512-232-6170, tfernandez@law.utexas.edu

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