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The International Human Rights Section, co-sponsored with International Action Network for Gender Equity and Law present
POSTPONED - Powering Global Change: Advance Gender Equality

October 9, 2018: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H
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POSTPONED as of 10/9/18

Powering Global Change:
How pro bono partnerships advance gender equality

Nancy J. Newman
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Founder & President, International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Dorothy L. Fernandez
Pro Bono Counsel, Morrison Foerster LLP

Sara Bergamaschi
Head of Growth & Co-Founder, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SA-HR)

Deborah Daniloff
Assistant General Counsel and Director, Bank of America

Shruti Rana
Professor, School of Global and International Studies
Indiana University Bloomington

This panel will address a significant barrier to women exercising or protecting their human rights: access to legal services. Lawyers play a critical role in defending human rights, but women around the world face financial, social, and geographical obstacles to obtaining legal representation and support. Pro bono partnerships among lawyers, firms, and organizations can help advance women’s human rights globally. This panel will examine ways that volunteer lawyers from a variety of settings—law firms, in-house, non-profits, and those in career transitions—can partner to power global change and advance women’s human rights. Panelists will discuss pro bono opportunities and engagement, as well as the challenges and potential of such partnerships.

IANGEL lawyer volunteers have supported strategic litigation, helped reform discriminatory laws, supported the capacity of women's rights organizations to continue their urgent work, and provided legal support to survivors of violence. Pro bono support plays a crucial role in advancing women's rights globally.

This panel will be followed by a networking session, where attendees are encouraged to make connections with panelists and representatives of organizations seeking pro bono lawyers.

Note: IANGEL members register by emailing to receive the section discount.

Section Chair: Mark Lasser, Lasser Law Office


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Program/Reception: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Event Code: G183702

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