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FEATURE
In the end, their client
was awarded custody just
before Christmas in 2020,
and Banker and Loring
have already decided to
pair up on a future pro
bono case.
Adrian Gottshall
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
A CALL FOR
MENTORS
In her role as recruiter,
Gottshall is always
looking for mentors -
attorneys with three or
more years of experience
in the areas of housing,
Social Security, consumer,
and family law to train
and support pro bono
volunteers. " They should genuinely enjoy mentoring so when they get
that call, they're excited, eager, and patient with the volunteer, " she says.
Mentoring doesn't have to monopolize an attorney's life, assures
Gottshall, who herself mentors pro bono volunteers. " Outside of
regular job duties, mentoring is an opportunity to use my skills and
my ex per ience to help another lawyer help a member of our community, "
she says. " I didn't find it a heavy lift. It was a good time investment
for me. "
Attorneys can give as much time as they have, whether it's once a month
or once a year. Davis-Ricci mentors several months of the year and says
it's worth the time and effort for attorneys to pull together and help as
many people as possible.
" We have such a wealth of information and expertise. All of us are
working full-time, and there is never a shortage of work. We're not competing
for clients. If we can enlist private practice, law firms, and in-house
counsel and mobilize these attorneys to help our community, we're
going to be able to reach so many that we don't have the bandwidth to
help alone, " Davis-Ricci says.
Stacy Julien is a regular contributor to Washington Lawyer.
Photos: Matt Chung, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Natalie Walker, Patrice Gilbert Photography; Jess
Davis-Ricci, Jati Lindsay; Jackson Myers, courtesy of Jackson Myers; Ejaz Baluch Jr., courtesy of Ejaz Baluch
Jr.; Julia Quinn, courtesy of Julia Quinn; Ashley Graham-Watanabe, courtesy of Neighborhood Legal
Services Program; Paul Smollar, Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C.; Yvette Banker, courtesy of Yvette
Banker; Kerry Loring, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Adrian Gottshall, Andrew Knapik
Interested in serving as a mentor to pro bono lawyers? Attorneys
with three or more years of experience in housing, Social Security,
consumer, or family law can get started by contacting Pro Bono
Center Managing Attorney Adrian Gottshall at agottshall@dcbar.org.
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021

Letter to Members
From Our President
Calendar of Events
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Reforming Conservatorship: A Battle Over Best Interests
Legal Deserts: No-Man’s Land of Affordable Legal Help
The Unfinished Work of Equal Justice for All
Pro Bono Mentoring for High-Impact Help
The Afghanistan Fallout: Broken Promises & Processes
Taking the Stand
ABA Delegate’s Corner
On Further Review
The Learning Curve
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Attorney Briefs
Disciplinary Summaries
Speaking of Ethics
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Cover1
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Cover2
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 1
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 2
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 3
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 4
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Letter to Members
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Calendar of Events
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Reforming Conservatorship: A Battle Over Best Interests
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 12
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 13
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Legal Deserts: No-Man’s Land of Affordable Legal Help
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Unfinished Work of Equal Justice for All
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Pro Bono Mentoring for High-Impact Help
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Afghanistan Fallout: Broken Promises & Processes
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 31
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Taking the Stand
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 33
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - ABA Delegate’s Corner
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Learning Curve
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Member Spotlight
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - 39
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Worth Reading
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Attorney Briefs
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Disciplinary Summaries
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - Speaking of Ethics
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - The Pro Bono Effect
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2021 - A Slice of Wry
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