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for themselves but often need an attorney's presence to be taken seriously.
While she's still new in her position, she's confident she wants to
stay on this path.
" I'm excited about the health and law connection, " says Prothero, a
Harvard Law School graduate who grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
" One thing I'm interested in is getting into the environmental climate-
health impact. That's such a huge threat to everyone right now, especially
with Black and brown and low-income populations all around the
country. How can we creatively expand the work the organizations are
already doing to address environmental harm? "
REDEFINING VICTORIES
Where there is injustice, inequality, and discrimination, there will always be
a need for public interest lawyers who bring their empathy, patience, and
human connection to their work. Attorneys like Harris and others have just
started and still have so much more to give in their respective fields.
" I will keep working with the community that I'm working with now -
overlooked populations and those disproportionately affected by several
aspects of our government, " Harris says. Her mentors, former public defenders,
have given her a glimpse of where her career could go. " It's an
open book of where I can end. I'm at my happiest right now. "
Prothero sees public interest law as a way for attorneys to use their knowledge
to push for a more equitable distribution of power and resources.
" Especially when partnered with community members and organizers,
public interest [lawyers] can play a crucial role in limiting harm now while
building toward better alternatives in the future, " she says.
Public interest law can be emotionally taxing, but the lows outweigh the
highs, says Andino. " We always talk about the burnout that public
interest advocates face doing this work, and it's true. It's an uphill battle
every day, and it's steeper in some settings, " he says. " At the end of the
day, you have to redefine your definition of winning. Sometimes allowing
someone to be heard, or giving someone their day in court, allowing
someone's story to be told, is a win. "
Freelance writer Stacy Julien is a frequent contributor to Washington Lawyer.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022

Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Planting the Seeds: Pro Bono Helps Nonprofits Flourish
A Primer on D.C.’s New Debt Collection Law
Eviction Writ Quashing: Last Line of Defense for Tenants
Employment Law Implications of Dobbs
How Immigration Can Help Solve the U.S. Pilot Shortage
Ten Things You Might Have Forgotten Since the Pandemic
SPECIAL SECTION Young Lawyers Bring Passion to Public Interest Work
Attorney Briefs
Taking the Stand
Disciplinary Summaries
On Further Review
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Speaking of Ethics
The Learning Curve
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Cover1
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 1
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 4
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Your Voice
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Planting the Seeds: Pro Bono Helps Nonprofits Flourish
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 13
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - A Primer on D.C.’s New Debt Collection Law
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 17
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Eviction Writ Quashing: Last Line of Defense for Tenants
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 19
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Employment Law Implications of Dobbs
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - How Immigration Can Help Solve the U.S. Pilot Shortage
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Ten Things You Might Have Forgotten Since the Pandemic
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - SPECIAL SECTION Young Lawyers Bring Passion to Public Interest Work
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 31
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 32
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Attorney Briefs
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Taking the Stand
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 35
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Disciplinary Summaries
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 37
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 39
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Member Spotlight
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 41
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Worth Reading
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 43
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Speaking of Ethics
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 45
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - The Learning Curve
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - The Pro Bono Effect
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - A Slice of Wry
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