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Washington Lawyer Features Jim Rocap on Making a Difference

June 5, 2017

Steptoe partner Jim Rocap is featured in the June 2017 issue of the Washington Lawyer magazine in an article titled “Law & Impact: How Our Members Are Making a Difference.”

Mr. Rocap, chair of Steptoe’s public service committee, served as chair of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit’s 12th annual Mock Court Program in March. At the event, more than 170 students from four local high schools presented five to six-minute appellate-style oral arguments to 14 federal and DC judges. More than 30 volunteer attorney mentors from several Washington law firms worked with the students to prepare their arguments.

Mr. Rocap tells the Washington Lawyer, “The idea is to provide students with an opportunity they would not otherwise have and instill in them a sense of what law is all about, what the courts are all about, what justice is all about.”

The full article can be read at the Washington Lawyer.