John Burke Pro Bono Breakfast

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee holds an annual breakfast briefing in October to present its agenda for the upcoming year to the DC legal community.


Date:           October 15, 2014
Location:    Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
                    1000 H Street, NW
                    Washington, DC 20001
Time:           8 AM-10 AM

Tickets:      $40/person

Purchase your tickets online here
(select Burke Breakfast from the pull down menu)

The Breakfast will feature reports by Committee staff on current program developments and opportunities for law firm pro bono involvement, and a special presentation on ways in which D.C. law firms and lawyers can help to improve public education in the District. Speakers will include Retired Judge James Robertson, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and Brigida Benitez, D.C. Bar President.

Click here here to view the 2014 invitation.

For over 20 years, John L. Burke, Jr. served with distinction as the Committee’s General Counsel and as a volunteer attorney on a series of significant Committee cases. Shortly after his untimely death in 2004, the Committee’s Pro Bono Breakfast was renamed in his honor and a fund bearing his name was established. To date, the John Burke Memorial Fund has received over $100,000 in gifts. The proceeds of this fund are used to support the cause of pro bono service to which John contributed so greatly.

For more information about the next breakfast briefing or to donate to the Burke Memorial Fund, email

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