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Legal Practice Settings – Nonprofit/Advocacy Panel (2012)1:18:27 10/18/2012

When we hear the word “nonprofit,” most of us may think of traditional charities like the United Way, the Salvation Army, or Meals-On-Wheels. However, there are thousands of nonprofit organizations providing comprehensive legal advice, representation, and education to low-income or marginalized communities, and an equal number using lawsuits or legislative advocacy to protect or create rights, improve services, or raise public consciousness about an issue. A distinguished panel of attorneys provided vivid descriptions of their practices, work environments and career paths, and helped students figure out how to figure out which kind of nonprofit may be right for you.

Panelists included:

  • Elizabeth Kristen – Director of the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program/Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
  • Scott Michelman ’04 – Staff Attorney, Public Citizen (formerly of the ACLU of Northern California)
  • David Singleton ’91 – Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center
  • Jill Witkowski – Waterkeeper, San Diego CoastKeeper