Saturday, March 19, 2016

The JRCLS DC/Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites law students to apply for the $3000 Shawn Bentley award for volunteer service.  The purpose of this stipend is to encourage students to come to DC to work and to participate and serve in the public sector.  In order to qualify students should be actively seeking volunteer opportunities to work in the Washington DC area for not-for-profit companies, associations or for Government.  Students should be law students and members of the JRCLS chapter at their school.

The award is named after Shawn Bentley, who spent most of his legal career working for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  He applied his considerable talents to help pass valuable laws while at the same time being a great mentor, friend and consensus builder.  Please see the attached letter for more information on this program and its requirements.

Award recipients will be honored at the annual Rex Lee Advocacy Award Lunch hosted by the DC Chapter in Washington, DC in May 2016. 

Applications are due on April 15, 2016.   

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Update on the Annual Awards Lunch:

The D.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will hold its annual Award Lunch to present the Rex Lee Advocacy & Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards on May 31, 2016.  The Award Lunch will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

We are pleased to announce that the Rex Lee Advocacy Award will be presented to Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart.  Following lunch and presentation of the award, Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will moderate a panel discussion featuring Beth S. Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Carter G. Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin, LLP, Judge Patricia A. Millett, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Gregory G. Garre, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and former Solicitor General of the United States, and Judge Sri Srinivasan, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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