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Category Archives: Outreach

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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

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

Street Law Diversity Pipeline Program

Posted in Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Firm Wide Events, Outreach
For the second consecutive year, volunteers from Wiley Rein and Verizon partnered with Anacostia High School to participate in the Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, an initiative that aims to expose students to the many careers available to them within the legal industry. In early April, Wiley Rein and Verizon attorneys visited the high… 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

Street Law Kick Off!

Posted in Diversity & Inclusion, Outreach
  On Friday, Wiley Rein and Verizon attorneys gathered for a training session to kick off the firm’s second year of participation in the NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which encourages diverse high school students to pursue careers in the legal field.  As part of this initiative, Wiley Rein and Verizon attorneys will teach… 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

Cookin’ for a Cause

Posted in Outreach, Pro Bono
Last night, Wiley Rein attorneys Floyd Chapman, Joe Kakesh, Jessica Lyons, Caroline Van Wie, and Jen Williams competed in CulinAerie’s Generous Associates Campaign Competition.  The competition, initiated in 2013, is a way to reward those law firms that raised the most money for Legal Aid during the annual Generous Associates Campaign.  This year, Wiley Rein… Continue Reading