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We are committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. Our mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of low-income District residents through grants to civil legal aid providers, training and technical assistance for legal aid organizations and their attorneys, and loan repayment assistance for legal aid attorneys.



  • New Year, New Momentum for Access to Justice

    Happy New Year! I know you will be as inspired as I am by what is ahead. In 2020, with your support, we will continue our efforts to expand equal access to justice for our DC neighbors in greatest need. Two standouts exemplify our momentum together headed into a new year and new decade: In a record […]

  • News of Note

    Have Fun + Fund Legal Aid = Go Casual for Justice (Deadline Extended!) Looking for a FUN way to make legal aid accessible to all District residents in need, while bringing your team together? We are extending Go Casual for Justice until February 15, 2020 so that even more workplaces have the opportunity to dress […]

  • Partner Profile: Wayne Gibson

    Each month, we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Wayne Gibson, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Years on the Job 13 years at FTI and over 20 overall in the industry. Where did you grow […]

  • Calling You to Action: Provide Legal Resources for DC Neighbors in Need

    Many individuals in our DC community need legal resources they cannot afford. When you support our 2020 Call to Action campaign, you join with others who share your commitment to equal access to justice. This year, we aim to raise $665,000 from local law firms and corporations by June 30, 2020. Will you help us […]

  • Your Support Protects Housing & Provides Stability for District Residents

    Ms. Taylor* and her husband are participants in a program that caps their rent at 30% of their income. Unfortunately, last year, Ms. Taylor’s husband became severely ill and was admitted into a long-term health care facility. During this already difficult time, Ms. Taylor received a notice that her participation in the program was being terminated, leaving […]

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