About this Event
Come and join us as we celebrate public interest work through collaborative workshops, discussions on overcoming challenges in the legal profession, and meeting fellow community-oriented individuals!
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM: Workshops
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Networking Reception
Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace and Overcoming Ally Pitfalls
Attorneys discuss their experiences responding to microaggressions in the workplace. Participants will then receive a fact pattern and discuss how best to respond to microaggressions and avoid ally pitfalls.
Mastering Nonverbal Communication in the Courtroom
Professional improviser Bryan Green discusses the psychology behind body language, and how to communicate emotion and storytelling to jurors using nonverbal cues.
Getting Jurors to Open Up About Biases
Professor Rahul Ravipudi will use interactive exercises to explore how to initiate conversations about uncomfortable topics with potential jurors, in order to identify prejudices and biases that may impact a case.
Housing Justice Panel Discussion
Charles Kohorst (staff attorney at the Inner City Law Center), Ugochi Nicholson (directing attorney for housing and homelessness prevention at the Public Law Center), and Loyola Professor James Gilliam discuss current issues impacting the field of housing law, and ways in which public interest attorneys can help address the housing crisis.
Juvenile Advocacy Roundtable
Representatives from Los Angeles' Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Loyola Professors Christopher Hawthorne and Sean Kennedy, and Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers attorney Andrew Tippin discuss the impact of the juvenile justice system, current trends in criminal policy towards juveniles, and how to be the best advocate for juvenile clients.
Vicarious Trauma and Trauma-Informed Lawyering
Legal Aid Foundation's Dominique Quevedo conducts interactive exercises on how to build relationships with clients and talk about their trauma while minimizing the psychological impact on the attorney.
Join law students, staff, faculty and alumni for a celebration of our law school community! Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Loyola Law School is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider. 2.25 hours of MCLE are available with sign in on the day of the event.