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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Share Her Public Service Experiences at Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

What:  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will share the public service experiences that led to her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States at the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Oct. 26 and 27 in Arlington, VA.  Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will join Justice Sotomayor in a conversation designed to inspire the audience of current and future public interest lawyers. 

Appointed as the 111th justice by President Barack Obama in 2009, Justice Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor and Judge Tatel will take questions from the audience during the session.  Please note that this event is only open to registered attendees of the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national conference and career fair specifically designed for law students interested in public interest careers.  Attracting more than 1200 law students from nearly 200 law schools around the country, the event offers two days of interview opportunities with more than 120 public interest employers; career development and skill-building sessions; mock interviews and resume revision; and networking opportunities.

When:        Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 8 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:15 PM

Where:      Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202


Media interested in attending the event should contact Allison Yarborough at 202-466-3686 ext. 110 or  Due to security, media in attendance will be required to present a photo ID and valid press credentials.


For more information about the Conference and Career Fair please visit our website.


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Equal Justice Works is the national leader in creating public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers.  Collaborating with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments and nonprofit organizations, Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of opportunities that provide the training and skills that enable attorneys to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.  Equal Justice Works is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.  For additional information about Equal Justice Works, please visit