Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Youth-Centered Simulation

Celebrate Pro Bono week by attending this unique program!

Youth involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems must confront many different institutions which often don’t coordinate or communicate with each other. Through this experiential learning simulation, you will explore what it’s like to be a young person involved with the justice system and how community lawyering and pro bono can make a difference.

Angela Vigil, Partner and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Practice, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Angela Vigil is the Firm’s Partner and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Practice. Prior to joining the Firm,Angela worked for the Children and Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as the Director of Children’s Law Pro Bono Projects, where she led strategic litigation and advocacy on behalf of children.She also worked as an attorney, director and clinical teacher at Northwestern Law School Legal Clinic where she founded and directed volunteer lawyer practice in the children's law pro bono practice in the neighborhood branch office.Angela focuses her practice on children's law, civil rights and human rights. An experienced trial lawyer, she frequently lectures at various national and international conferences on issues related to professional responsibility, children's law, juvenile justice practice, interviewing and counseling clients, legal aid and social justice. She also presents on pro bono management in law firms and in legal service organizations, as well as on teaming with corporate clients through pro bono service.

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10/21/2019 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Baker McKenzie 300 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL UNITED STATES
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