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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. Already, […]

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Partner Profile: Macy Young

Partner Profile: Macy Young

Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Macy Young, junior at Dickinson College and intern at the DC Bar Foundation. Where did you grow up? Vienna, VA What brought you to DC? The criminal justice system and politics What was your first job in […]

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Celebrating Our 77 Society: Will You Join Us at the May 12 President’s Reception?

Celebrating Our 77 Society: Will You Join Us at the May 12 President’s Reception?

Our annual President’s Reception takes place Tuesday, May 12 from 6 – 8 PM at WilmerHale, where we will celebrate the esteemed members of our 77 Society. These loyal donors give $1,000 or more to the DC Bar Foundation each year, ensuring free legal resources and assistance for DC neighbors who need them most.   […]

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Serving Our Neighbors: Meet Jamie Sparano, LRAP Attorney

Serving Our Neighbors: Meet Jamie Sparano, LRAP Attorney

With your generous support, our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) keeps skilled, dedicated public interest lawyers in the field. These attorneys serve people in our community who need it most. The program is a critical way the DC Bar Foundation supports legal aid providers and assists DC residents with low incomes. Today, meet Jamie: When […]

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Letter from the CEO

Letter from the CEO

Women in America are still 35% more likely than men to live on low income. And 35% of single mothers in America are living and raising their children in poverty. In fact, 70% of our nation’s individuals with low incomes are women and children. They are most likely to need help getting equal access to […]

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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 […]

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Partner Profile: Alexis Taupier

Partner Profile: Alexis Taupier

Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Aexis Taupier, junior at Westfield State University and spring intern at the DC Bar Foundation. Where did you grow up? Enfield, Connecticut What was your fist job in DC and what did you learn? Interning with […]

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Get Ready to Lip Sync Your Heart Out!

Get Ready to Lip Sync Your Heart Out!

Calling all singers, performers, and civil legal aid supporters: Join our Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council for its fourth annual Lip Sync for Justice event on Thursday, June 4 from 6-9 PM at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave., NW). Sing and dance the night away with us, raising funds for DC’s legal aid network […]

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Serving Our Neighbors:  Meet Solangel Gonzalez, LRAP Attorney

Serving Our Neighbors: Meet Solangel Gonzalez, LRAP Attorney

With your generous support, our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) keeps skilled, dedicated public interest lawyers in the field, serving those in our community who need it most. The program is a critical way that the Foundation supports legal aid providers who assist DC residents with low income. Today, meet Solangel: Solangel Gonzalez, attorney with […]

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Fighting for DC Workers’ Rights

Fighting for DC Workers’ Rights

With your support, we are challenging barriers to justice and making life more equitable for all. We are challenging our legal system to give every neighbor access to justice, regardless of their ability to afford it. Our fight feels especially powerful this February as we celebrate Black History Month. Though nationally recognized just one month […]

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New Year, New Momentum for Access to Justice

New Year, New Momentum for Access to Justice

Happy New Year! I know you will be as inspired as I am by what is ahead. In 2020, with your support, we will continue our efforts to expand equal access to justice for our DC neighbors in greatest need. Two standouts exemplify our momentum together headed into a new year and new decade: In a record […]

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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 […]

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Partner Profile: Wayne Gibson

Partner Profile: Wayne Gibson

Each month, we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Wayne Gibson, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Years on the Job 13 years at FTI and over 20 overall in the industry. Where did you grow […]

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Calling You to Action: Provide Legal Resources for DC Neighbors in Need

Calling You to Action: Provide Legal Resources for DC Neighbors in Need

Many individuals in our DC community need legal resources they cannot afford. When you support our 2020 Call to Action campaign, you join with others who share your commitment to equal access to justice. This year, we aim to raise $665,000 from local law firms and corporations by June 30, 2020. Will you help us […]

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Your Support Protects Housing & Provides Stability for District Residents

Your Support Protects Housing & Provides Stability for District Residents

Ms. Taylor* and her husband are participants in a program that caps their rent at 30% of their income. Unfortunately, last year, Ms. Taylor’s husband became severely ill and was admitted into a long-term health care facility. During this already difficult time, Ms. Taylor received a notice that her participation in the program was being terminated, leaving […]

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