News of Note

Call to Action for Your Neighbors in Need!

Each year through our Call to Action initiative, local law firms and businesses generously fund legal aid for District residents in need. This year, to meet the needs of our community’s low-income residents, we’re asking 110 firms and corporations to step forward in raising $665,000. Will you be one of these champions for DC neighbors in need? Answer the Call to Action by donating on our website or filling out our printable donation form
Will You #GoCasualforJustice?

Looking for a FUN way to make legal aid accessible to all District residents in need, while bringing your team together? Register your workplace for 2019 Go Casual for JusticeThis year we aim to raise $50,000 from 40 justice-loving workplaces. Will you help us get there? For more information on Go Casual for Justice, visit our website or contact Greer Richey, Development and Communications Assistant: THANK YOU to those who have participated so far, and a special shout-out to those who increased their totals from last year’s Go Casual campaign!

Arent Fox LLP
Cohen Segalis Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Venable LLP
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP


Are You a Federal Employee? Combined Federal Campaign Ends January 20

The Foundation is participating in the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), which continues until January 20, 2020. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government. If you are a federal employee and would like to support our efforts to strengthen DC’s civil legal aid network, our designation code is #87057.

We’re Hiring!
Are you interested in rewarding work promoting equal access to justice in the District? The DC Bar Foundation is hiring a Grants Manager to join our hardworking team. See details here
Nominations for the DC Access to Justice Commission Due January 3
The DC Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for individuals interested in serving on the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. To submit a nomination, please send all required materials to by 5:00 PM on Friday January 3, 2020. For more information, please visit our website.
Scoutt Prize Nominations Due March 27
We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations must include a cover letter and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support, are highly encouraged. Nominations made for the 2018 and 2019 prize will be reconsidered. Those who submitted nominations in those years are encouraged to update their nomination materials. Please send nominations and supporting materials to by 5:00 PM on
Friday, March 27, 2020. 
Save the Date: President’s Reception May 12
The Foundation hosts its annual President’s Reception on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. We will honor the esteemed members of our 77 Society – loyal donors who give $1,000 or more to the Foundation each year. To become a member of the 77 Society and attend our President’s Reception, please make or pledge your gift of $1,000 or more before May 1. For more information, email Daryl Byler, Director of Development:

Mark Your Calendar: Lip Sync for Justice June 4
Mark your calendar for next year’s Lip Sync for Justice event! It is happening Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 6 – 9 PM at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Individual and corporate sponsorships, as well as individual tickets, are available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase a sponsorship or tickets, please visit our website.