Hadassah's Professional Councils provide a unique opportunity to connect with others who share the same vocation and to take action on issues vital to women, the Jewish community and Israel. Hadassah’s national Attorneys and Judges Council invites members of those professions to connect nationally and locally. National programs include the Amicus Brief Program, the US Supreme Court Swearing In program and online programs on current issues. Council members also receive our Attorneys and Judges Council quarterly newsletter. Contact us to connect and use your power to help heal our world!
Our members with a legal background play a vital role in supporting Hadassah's advocacy efforts through the Hadassah Amicus Brief Program. A nationwide committee of attorneys — Hadassah members and Associates — review coalition amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs to help determine if Hadassah will join the briefs. Most of the briefs Hadassah signs on to involve our domestic policy priorities such as women’s health and First Amendment-related religious issues.
As a member of Hadassah's Attorneys and Judges Council, you can be part of the rare opportunity for an extraordinary experience behind the scenes at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. During this whirlwind 24-hour event, participants are sworn in with a Hadassah group to the Supreme Court Bar, attend oral arguments before the Supreme Court Justices, meet with Supreme Court staff, receive a tour of the Supreme Court Library and attend a private meeting with a Supreme Court Justice (schedules permitting).
The Attorneys Council works closely with Hadassah's advocacy initiatives and organizes national and local programs especially for attorneys. Members are encouraged to become Hadassah advocates by registering in the National Action Center to receive Advocacy Alerts and joining with a local team for a Day in the District. Contact us to learn more about taking action in your community.
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