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DC Bar Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2018 Scoutt Prize

The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2018 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted until November 17, 2017.

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Request for Proposals: More than $5 Million Available for Civil Legal Aid in the District of Columbia

DCBF is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, located in the District, requesting funding for civil legal aid projects and general support. There is more than $4.5 million available for project-based funding through the Access to Justice (ATJ) Grants Program, and $600,000 available for general support funding through the Private Grants Program. Applications are due by 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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Over $900,000 Awarded to Prevent Foreclosures and Redevelop DC Communities

The DC Bar Foundation announced the recipients of the third distribution of the Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grants Program. A total of $939,000 was awarded to five projects.

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YOUNG LAWYERS NETWORK LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

The Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) offers younger attorneys an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working with the DC Bar Foundation—the leading private funder of civil legal aid for the District’s poor and underserved.

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More than $4.5 Million Awarded to Increase Access to Justice in the District of Columbia

The DC Bar Foundation announced the 2017 recipients of the Access to Justice Grants Program, which awards grants to DC-based legal aid organizations that provide free legal help to low-income DC residents. A total of $4,552,000 was awarded to 33 projects throughout the District.

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