Episode #44, Published April 29th, 2019

International Human Rights Lawyer at the United Nations

Matt Hoisington, a 2009 graduate of Boston College Law School, explains his path to and through the United Nations. He talks about how he managed to obtain one of the most sought after jobs in the law as an international human rights lawyer. He discusses his time doing law and policy at UN headquarters in New York City, and time abroad in Abyei and Darfur, Sudan.

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Episode #28, Published October 26th, 2015

Helping Low-Income Individuals Fight the IRS

As a tax attorney for low-income individuals at a pro bono legal services clinic, Alexis Farmer—an alum of the University of Mississippi School of Law—frequently finds herself talking to the IRS on behalf of clients. Often her clients have had their identities stolen, so Alexis knows connecting to them on a deeper level can foster trust and better outcomes.

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Episode #27, Published October 19th, 2015

Environmental Advocacy: Staying Afloat to Pursue Your Passion

Justin Bloom went to Tulane University School of Law to right environmental wrongs. While his first job was defending environmental takings cases, his career has taken a winding path from tort litigation to immigration. He even quit a job after a boss asked him to coach clients to lie. Today Justin runs a nonprofit that uses different strategies to protect Florida coastal areas.

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Episode #8, Published February 23rd, 2015

Running a Transactional Legal Services NGO for 501(c)(3) Non-Profits

Small and mid-size nonprofits have legal needs dependent on the donation of time and resources by lawyers. The Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (PBP-ATL) organizes volunteer lawyers to serve non-litigation needs of nonprofit clients. Rachel Spears, executive director of PBP-ATL, discusses how rare organizations like PBP-ATL keep nonprofits within the law by leveraging generosity of members of the legal profession.

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