Jenner & Block Partner Elizabeth A. Edmondson spoke recently in a panel discussion sponsored by the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance and the Harvard Law School Alumni Association. Titled “Combining Public Interest with Private Practice,” the program featured Ms. Edmondson and other Harvard alumni sharing the ways in which they have integrated pro bono service into their careers. The event was held on July 18, 2017, in New York. The panel was moderated by Judge Elizabeth S. Stong of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Edmondson’s pro bono work focuses on vindicating the civil rights of individuals in the criminal justice system. She has obtained substantial settlements for a man whose brain tumor went untreated in prison and for a man repeatedly arrested on an invalid warrant. In addition, she has successfully represented multiple refugees in removal proceedings.