DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network to “Go Formal for Justice” in Second Annual Gala

On Saturday, October 18, the DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network will host its second annual gala event, “Go Formal for Justice,” to benefit the Foundation. The black tie optional event will feature a performance by Crazy in Stereo, open bar featuring local craft beer and liquor, desserts from Cake Love, light hors d’oeuvres, photo booth, tarot card reader, craft liquor tasting with Leopold Brothers, Green Hat Gin, and Virginia Distillery Company, and a silent auction. The many auction items include a set visit for a taping of “The NFL Today,” a wine weekend in Charlottesville, a private boat trip on the Potomac, and scripts for the pilot episodes of “The Good Wife” and “Suits” signed by members of the casts. Last year, this event had a sold-out attendance of approximately 350 young lawyers and other professionals, and raised more than $55,000 to fund, support, and improve the legal services network in DC.

The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the leading funder of civil legal services in the District of Columbia. It is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia. Go Formal for Justice is scheduled to coincide with the start of Pro Bono Week (October 19-25, 2014) and complements the “Go Casual for Justice” jeans day fundraiser happening that week at 100+ law firms that has benefited the Foundation’s programs for the past five years.

Please visit www.dcbarfoundation.org for more information about the DC Bar Foundation.  The event will take place from 8 pm to 12 am, at Mayer Brown, 1999 K St., NW.

The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal services in the District. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal services organizations and awards loans to D.C. poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.

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