John Burke Pro Bono Breakfast

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


About the Breakfast:

The annual Burke Breakfast serves as the Committee's primary opportunity to introduce new lawyers and firms to our pro bono work, report to supporting firms on our recent cases and related activities, and discuss opportunities for lawyers’ and firms’ pro bono involvement.

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

The 2017 John Burke Pro Bono breakfast was held on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The program is available here.

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