October 18, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to discuss pro bono service with ABA president

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2018 — In honor of the 10th anniversary of the National Celebration of Pro Bono, American Bar Association President Bob Carlson will sit down with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan at Georgetown University Law Center to discuss pro bono service.

A Conversation with Justice Elena Kagan
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave. NE
Washington, D.C.

The National Celebration of Pro Bono began in 2009 to showcase pro bono service. In the 10 years since, more than 7,000 events have taken place in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Kagan is the honorary chair of the 2018 National Celebration of Pro Bono.

The annual week of service has focused on specific themes in the past four years, including legal services to veterans and homeless youth. Last year was a record year for natural disasters across the country, and Carlson has chosen to highlight pro bono services directed at disaster resiliency as this year’s theme.

“Justice Kagan has been an ardent supporter of pro bono service throughout her career,” said Carlson, “I look forward to speaking with her about the incredible difference pro bono lawyers make to the clients they serve, our communities, our system of justice and our nation. During the Celebration of Pro Bono, we can all help repair damage in our communities and make a difference for all others in need across America.”

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Priscilla Totten at Priscilla.Totten@americanbar.org.


With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews