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Kari Petrasek

Attorney at Petrasek Law, PLLC I was very involved in both the ABA YLD and the Washington State YLD. Around 2009, the ABA YLD public service project was “Serving Our Seniors,” a teaching Will clinic where “new” estate planning attorneys are paired up with “experienced” estate planning attorneys.  I was…...

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Deanna Adams

Deanna M. Adams, Esq. I stand for social justice. Equal treatment and equal opportunity can allow all of us to live healthy, prosperous lives, which set the foundation for our communities to thrive. One way to develop this foundation is by improving the social determinants of health for all people,…...

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Kimberly D. Rice

Member of the Section of Science and Technology I stand for diversity, inclusion, and engagement in law and in life.  Diversity is beautiful and broad; Diversity of thought, background, life experiences, race, age, culture, location, ethnicity, religion, color, ability and disability. But, there’s no diversity without inclusion. Inclusion is not…...

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Rich Williamson

Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson   “I stand for pro bono service.  Once of the most important things lawyers can do is to offer their time to those in need.  Personally, I enjoy taking pro bono cases when I can and volunteering for my local bar association’s “Lawyer in the…...

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Lourdes Rosado

Bureau Chief, Civil Rights Bureau at Office of the Attorney General of New York State   Like many other people, I am deeply troubled by the large number of young Latino and African American males who become involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  Without representation by trained attorneys,…...

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Martin Gauto

Staff Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.   During my time in law school, I worked in the immigration clinic that serves vulnerable populations, including immigrant children who had been abandoned, abused and/or neglected. Seeing and working with these children made a huge impact on my life, and I eventually…...

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Jolevette Mitchell

Law Student, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center   I chose to work in the Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law Center because a home is where dreams are made, values are learned, and love is shared.  I was truly blessed to not have been affected by Sandy, and I…...

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Megan Forbes

Law Student, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center   I chose to work in the Disaster Relief Clinic because being from the south shore of Long Island, Super storm Sandy’s effect hit close to home, and I wanted to help homeowners with the aftermath of the storm. Working in…...

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The Hon. Patricia Bank

Retired, Cook County Circuit Court     My wonderfully supportive maternal and paternal grandparents provided me a life-long source of inspiration; they were wise, dignified, and fiercely independent in thoughts and deeds, commanding as opposed to demanding respect. Because of my relationship with each of them, I have always reserved…...

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Brent Pattison

Clinical Professor and Director of the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake Law School     During college I worked at a homeless shelter for youth.  The kids would be really nervous about court, and sometimes they would reach out to their lawyers for advice.  Too often, they wouldn’t hear…...

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