Report From the Field: A Conversation With Orrick’s 2022 Racial Justice Fellows

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  • We launched the Racial Justice Fellowships in 2021 to use our skills as lawyers to help create a more just and equitable world.
  • The program enables experienced lawyers to serve for a year with leading justice organizations – without missing a beat in career advancement or compensation.
  • Our 2022 Racial Justice Fellows shared learnings from their work on the front line to make our communities more equitable and inclusive.
  • They also talked about the impact all of us can make by integrating pro bono into our practice.
  • We heard from:
    • Ben Aiken on challenging the criminalization of poverty with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
    • Nathelie Ashby – on deploying capital to entrepreneurs in underserved communities with Common Future.
    • Natasha Harper – on advocating for people with disabilities with the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.
    • Paul Meyer – on making policing more accountable with NYU School of Law’s Policing Project.