A city-wide jeans day event to benefit DC’s legal aid providers

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Hundreds of workers across DC have participated in the sixth annual Go Casual for Justice jeans day fundraiser, which kicked off during National Pro Bono Week (October 19-25). The event will continue all year so your office can still participate. Simply click the yellow "Register Now" button above and fill out the form.

What is Go Casual for Justice? The city-wide jeans day fundraiser started six years ago with 30 law firms raising $30,000. Now, more than 100 law firms, corporate law departments, banks, and other workplaces participate in the event to support legal aid for the poor. Last year, these companies pulled together to raise more than $80,000. Add your name to the list this year and help us raise $85,000!

What does Go Casual for Justice support? All funds raised support the DC Bar Foundation’s legal services grants, training, and lawyer loan repayment assistance programs benefiting DC’s legal aid providers. Find out more about how your support helps.

How does Go Casual for Justice work? Simply register your office, and the DC Bar Foundation will help you get your event underway. On the day of your Go Casual, your employees donate $5 (or more!) to wear jeans (or costumes, or jerseys or other creative ideas - see below). Employees can donate online or via check or cash. The workplace's point-person will collect all the check and cash donations and send them to the Foundation after the event. 

How do I ensure Go Casual for Justice is a success? Creativity and participation are key. Feel free to customize the event to "suit" your workplace culture. Some workplaces get very competitive, with the losing team having to wear a silly costume or the winning team earning a jeans day once a month for the rest of the year, for instance. Find out how to make your event a success here. Check out what companies have done in the past by browsing through previous years' photos.

MORE INFORMATION:
Please read the FAQs or contact Christina Lynch, Programs Assistant, at 202-467-3750 or by email.


We are going Casual for Justice in 2014…

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
American Psychological Association
Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Blank Rome LLP
BuckleySandler LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cozen O'Connor P.C.
Crowell & Moring LLP
D.C. Access to Justice Commission
D.C. Office of Bar Counsel
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dechert LLP
Delaney McKinney LLP
Dentons LLP
DLA Piper LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Jenner & Block LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lewis Baach PLLC
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ruthi Postow Staffing, Inc.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
The Spiva Law Firm
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Troutman Sanders LLP
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Venable LLP
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Washington Council of Lawyers
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
White & Case LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP