News of Note

Have Fun + Fund Legal Aid = Go Casual for Justice (Deadline Extended!)

Looking for a FUN way to make legal aid accessible to all District residents in need, while bringing your team together? We are extending Go Casual for Justice until February 15, 2020 so that even more workplaces have the opportunity to dress down in support of civil legal aid in DC. We aim to raise $50,000 from 40 justice-loving workplaces. Will you help us get there? To register your workplace, fill out our registration form or contact Greer Richey, Development and Communications Assistant at at  or (202) 853-9022. THANK YOU to all who have participated so far! or (202) 853-9022. THANK YOU to all who have participated so far!

Applause for Combined Federal Campaign Donors!

We are grateful to each of you who gave to the Foundation through the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), making equal access to justice possible for District neighbors. Thank you! We hope we can count on your support again next year.

We Are Hiring: Grants Manager

Looking for rewarding work promoting equal access to justice in the District? Or know a great candidate who is? The DC Bar Foundation is hiring a Grants Manager to join our hardworking team. See details here.

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. Send nominations and supporting materials to by 5 PM on Friday, March 27.

Save the Date: President’s Reception May 12

Foundation President David Ogden will host the annual President’s Reception on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, honoring 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 the President’s Reception, please make or pledge your gift of $1,000 or more before Friday, May 1. For more information, contact Daryl Byler, Director of Development and Communications at or (202) 853-9025.

Mark Your Calendar: Lip Sync for Justice June 4 

Mark your calendar for this summer’s Lip Sync for Justice event! It happens Thursday, June 4 from 6 – 9 PM at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Individual and corporate sponsorships, as well as individual tickets, are available for purchase. To purchase or for more information, visit our website.