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    A lawyer makes a difference in life’s most critical moments. We invest in DC’s legal aid organizations and their attorneys who ensure that DC’s poorest residents have access to quality legal representation.

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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.



  • Request for Proposals- Series of Racial Justice Trainings

    The DC Bar Foundation is happy to announce that we are soliciting proposals for consultants to implement a series of racial justice trainings for our grantees. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, May 2, 2019. For more information please contact Calvin Robinson, Programs Officer at the Foundation, at robinson@dcbarfoundation.org.

  • Daniel M. Clark of DC Law Students in Court to Receive 2019 Scoutt Prize

    [District of Columbia, March 20, 2019] – The District of Columbia Bar Foundation (DCBF) has selected Daniel M. Clark as the recipient of the 2019 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Mr. Clark is the Director of DC Law Students in Court’s (LSIC) Civil Division and Co-Director of their Eviction Defense Services. The Scoutt Prize is awarded annually […]

  • $9 Million Awarded for Free Legal Assistance in DC

    District of Columbia, December 20, 2018 – The DC Bar Foundation awarded $9 million to 26 DC legal aid organizations providing free legal assistance to thousands of low-income DC residents. “This funding is going to make a significant and measurable impact in the lives of underserved residents of the District,” stated Kirra L. Jarratt, Executive […]

  • DC Bar Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2019 Scoutt Prize

    WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted until February 1, 2019. The Scoutt Prize will be presented during the DC Bar Foundation’s 2019 Fall Reception, generously hosted […]


    Today, the DC Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $1,455,500 to DC organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income DC residents on housing-related cases. This is in addition to the housing-related grants the Foundation currently funds, bringing the total amount invested in legal assistance for housing-related matters to nearly $5 million in 2018.

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