NEWS OF NOTE

Daniel M. Clark to Receive 2019 Jerrold Scoutt Prize


Daniel M. Clark, Director of DC Law Students in Court’s Civil Division and Co-Director of their Eviction Defense Services, is the recipient of the 2019 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. The Scoutt Prize is awarded annually to an attorney who has worked for a significant portion of his or her career at a nonprofit organization providing direct, hands-on legal services to poor or disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia, has demonstrated compassionate concern for his or her clients, and has exhibited a high degree of skill on their behalf. The Foundation will present the 2019 Scoutt Prize to Mr. Clark at our annual Fall Reception on October 10, generously hosted by Alston & Bird LLP.

Become a 2019 Lip Sync for Justice Sponsor


Want to make a difference in DC’s civil legal aid community? Become an event sponsor for Lip Sync for Justice today! We have six unique sponsorship levels –  at the corporate and individual levels – offering a fit for every need. To become an event sponsor, fill out our sponsorship form or make a gift through ourwebsite by selecting “LipSync for Justice” at checkout. All proceeds from this special event support DCBF’s efforts to provide equal access to justice for DC residents needing legal representation. Individual tickets go on sale April 1.

Will You Answer Our “Call to Action”?


Equal access to justice not only protects the lives of individuals and families, but also helps build strong communities. Each year through their generous support of our Call to Action initiative, local law firms and businesses give low-income District residents vital access to legal resources. When you give to the Foundation, you help provide a wide range of services – including grants, trainings and technical assistance, and student debt loan repayment – to dozens of legal aid organizations throughout DC. Will you support our mission? Join the Foundation’s Call to Action campaign by donating on our website or filling out our donation form.

Apply for 2019 LRAP


DC residents: Are you committed to serving the most vulnerable people in our community? If you work for one of our eligible employers and provide free legal services to low income residents, we may be able to assist you with our 2019 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Applications are due on October 25, 2019. To learn more and to see if you qualify, visit our information page.

Searching for a Rewarding Career?


Are you interested in helping to provide equal access to justice in the District? The DC Bar Foundation is hiring for several positions to join our hardworking team. Apply today!

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