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Wiley Rein Welcomes Students from Thurgood Marshall Academy

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion
On July 14, while many Washington-area students were cooling off at the pool, 120 rising ninth-graders from Thurgood Marshall Academy participated in a Summer Law Day event here at the firm! This year’s Law Day kicked off with an early-morning breakfast training session for our attorneys participating in the program – and once the students… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Supports NALP/Street Law Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion
  For the fourth year in a row, the firm hosted a legal career conference for high school students as part of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. This initiative encourages high school students to pursue careers in the law and aims to increase diversity in the legal profession,… Continue Reading

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. – Day of Service at Bread for the City

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
On Monday, January 16, Wiley Rein had the opportunity to again serve its community in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by participating in the MLK Day of Service at Bread for the City. Wiley Rein lawyers, staff, and family members visited Bread for the City’s Southeast location to organize the shopping area and… Continue Reading

Celebrating Wiley Rein’s Pro Bono Accomplishments!

Posted in Community Events, Firm Wide Events, Outreach, Pro Bono
Wiley Rein held its fourth annual Pro Bono Program Celebration on October 25, celebrating 22 attorneys for their significant commitment and contributions to pro bono matters. These matters range from helping groups with 501(c)(3) applications to defending individuals’ civil rights, and representing children, immigrants, prisoners, students, and countless others. The Pro Bono Committee is very… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Supports Street Law for Third Consecutive Year

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
Yesterday marked the conclusion of the firm’s third year sponsoring the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, an initiative that encourages high school students to pursue careers in the legal industry. The program aims to increase diversity in the legal profession by teaching high school students about legal concepts and… Continue Reading

2016 March Madness Charity Bracket Challenge

Posted in Associate Events, Community Events, Community Service, Firm Wide Events, Pro Bono
Last week, Wiley Rein kicked off its Sixth Annual March Madness Charity Bracket Challenge. This event is much anticipated throughout the year as it provides both attorneys and professional staff the opportunity to join in the excitement of March Madness while also supporting The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the… Continue Reading

Street Law Kickoff

Posted in Community Events, Diversity & Inclusion, Outreach
On Friday, March 11, attorneys gathered for lunch to kick off the firm’s third year of participation in the NALP/ Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. Street Law aims to increase diversity in the legal profession by introducing high school students to legal concepts and career opportunities within the legal industry. Our attorneys will teach… Continue Reading

WALRAA’s 8-Minute Networking Event and Reception

Posted in Community Events, Diversity & Inclusion, Law School Outreach & Events, Outreach, Recruiting
On Wednesday evening, Samantha Lee and Jillian Volkmar participated in the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association’s (WALRAA) 11th Annual 8-Minute Networking Event and Reception.  Sponsored by WALRAA’s Diversity Committee, the program provided an opportunity for Sam and Jillian to meet first-year law students from local law schools before we begin recruiting for our 2016… Continue Reading

Giving Back and Giving Thanks

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Outreach
For the 15th year, Wiley Rein supported Bread for the City during its Thanksgiving Basket Drive.  During the 10-day drive, attorneys and staff brought in goods and donated money to help support Bread for the City’s efforts to provide 9,000 low-income Washington, DC families with healthful holiday meals. The food and monetary donations given to… Continue Reading

A Round of Applause for Wiley Rein’s Pro Bono Efforts

Posted in Community Events, Community Service, Pro Bono
Last night, Wiley Rein attorneys and staff gathered at the firm’s monthly wine and cheese event to celebrate another outstanding year of pro bono accomplishments.  Forty attorneys and legal assistants were recognized for devoting 100 hours or more to pro bono service, and nearly 25 people were recognized for their contributions to pro bono matters. … Continue Reading