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

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As part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration (October 19–25, 2014), the DC Pro Bono Week Celebration Planning Committee is coordinating the sixth annual Go Casual for Justice jeans day fundraiser to benefit DC’s legal aid providers. Employees at participating workplaces donate $5 (or more!) to wear jeans to work on any day the office designates.

What started six years ago with 30 law firms raising $30,000 has expanded to include more than 100 law firms, corporate law departments, banks, and other workplaces supporting 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!

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.

Participation is the key to making Go Casual for Justice successful, so feel free to customize your event to “suit” your workplace culture. 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
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Blank Rome LLP
BuckleySandler LLP
Cozen O'Connor
Crowell & Moring LLP
Dechert LLP
DLA Piper LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.
Mayer Brown LLP
Ruthi Postow Staffing, Inc.
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Venable LLP
Washington Council of Lawyers
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wiley Rein LLP