• Video

    CLICK HERE to view a video about our impact on the organizations and communities we support.

    Read more

  • Lawyer

    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.

    Read more

  • LRAP
  • 77 Society Banner (3)
  • Call To Action Website Banner
  • Go Casual 2019 Website Banner


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.



  • Partner Profile: Ashley James

    Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Ashley James, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment at Facebook, member of the Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, and Co-Chair of the 2020 Lip Sync for Justice event. Job/Position Associate General Counsel, Labor & […]

  • Remembering Donald R. Dunner, Friend of the DC Bar Foundation

    Last month, Washington DC’s legal community lost a legend. Donald R. Dunner, partner at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, passed away at age 88. In addition to his storied and successful career as a renowned patent attorney, Don was a lifelong friend and advisor to the DC Bar Foundation. He served on the […]

  • The DC Bar Foundation Selects Six New Members to Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

    [District of Columbia, October 24, 2019] – The District of Columbia Bar Foundation has selected six new members to its Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC), led by Co-Chairs Meryl Grenadier and Courtney Lindsay. The YLN LC offers younger attorneys an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working […]

  • The DC Bar Foundation Elects Three New Members to Board of Directors

    [District of Columbia, October 17, 2019] – The District of Columbia Bar Foundation has elected three new members to its Board of Directors, who will serve three-year terms from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022. In joining the Foundation’s Board, these individuals demonstrate their commitment to ensuring that all District residents have a fair and equal legal experience: Wayne T. Gibson – Wayne T. Gibson is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, […]


    [District of Columbia, August 29, 2019] – The Washington Business Journal has selected DC Bar Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Kirra L. Jarratt, as one of twenty-five honorees for the 2019 Women Who Mean Business awards program. This award honors the region’s most influential business women of 2019 who have made a difference in their communities and are leaving a mark on […]

See more News

Stay Engaged