News of Note

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.

Call to Action for Your DC Neighbors

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 residents with low income, 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? Already, 41 firms have contributed over $270,000 toward our goal. Answer the Call to Action by donating on our website or filling out our printable donation form

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. We encourage those who submitted nominations in previous years to update their nomination materials. Send nominations and all materials to by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

Save the Date: President’s Reception May 12

Foundation President David Ogden will host the annual President’s Reception at WilmerHale on Tuesday, May 12. This special event honors 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.