This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Marissa LaVette

American Bar Association’s Center on Pro Bono
Assistant Staff Counsel
Marissa LaVette is the assistant staff counsel with the American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono. She provides technical assistance and support to organizations in the pro bono field, including law schools, bar associations, pro bono programs, and legal services offices. Marissa assists in the implementation of the Center’s initiatives to increase and support pro bono work, including the National Celebration of Pro Bono, the Equal Justice Conference, and the ABA’s internal Volunteer Lawyer Program. Before joining the ABA, Marissa was a staff attorney with the Legal Advocacy Center of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she represented children and families in special education and disability matters.