Barbara K. Kagan

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Barbara K. Kagan "serves as the Public Service Counsel in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she works with the Pro Bono Committee to continually advance Steptoe's pro bono practice, and reviews and evaluates proposed and ongoing public service activities. Ms. Kagan represents Steptoe in the public service legal community, actively working with the District of Columbia Bar and various providers of legal services to broaden the scope of pro bono participation. She is a Trustee of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, a member of the Advisory Board of the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, serves on the Executive Committee of theWashington Council of Lawyers, and is an ex-officio member of the District of Columbia Consortium of Legal Service Providers.

"Ms. Kagan also provides advice and assistance to corporate clients of the firm seeking to develop pro bono programs within their own general counsels' office. In addition, Ms. Kagan represents clients in a variety of pro bono matters, and assists other firm attorneys in their pro bono representations. While located in DC, she works with all of Steptoe’s offices to enhance the firm’s pro bono activities. Bonnie Kerness (departing 9/07) has been the long-term director of the Criminal Justice Project of the American Friends Service Committee, and is an expert on prison condition and sentencing issues." [1]

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  1. Staff and Board, Human Rights USA, accessed November 15, 2008.