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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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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 […]

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Partner Profile: Lauren Porter

Partner Profile: Lauren Porter

Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Lauren Porter, a junior at Hendrix College and fall semester intern at the DC Bar Foundation. Where did you grow up? Little Rock, Arkansas What brought you to DC? I’m interning with the DC Bar […]

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Give the Gift of Equal Access to Justice This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Equal Access to Justice This Holiday Season

This holiday season, we are especially grateful for you – our supporters who believe in the importance of civil legal aid. Thank you for your partnership, which is transforming DC’s legal aid network so that all District residents have a fair and equal legal experience.  When you give to the DC Bar Foundation, you reduce […]

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$10.5 Million in New Grant Awards Will Provide Legal Aid in 2020

$10.5 Million in New Grant Awards Will Provide Legal Aid in 2020

In a record year for grantmaking, the DC Bar Foundation has awarded over $10.5 million in grants to 33 DC legal aid organizations providing free legal assistance to thousands of low-income DC residents. Our 2020 grant portfolio includes: Keeping families in their homes: $5.8 million Protecting people in the marketplace: $2.6 million Amplifying the voice […]

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Letter From the CEO

Letter From the CEO

In 2019, our most vulnerable neighbors received more of the skilled, accessible, life-changing legal aid they needed – because of your support. I am grateful for what we have achieved this year, in solidarity and partnership with you. We are growing an ever-stronger local legal aid community. In tough times for many individuals and families […]

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Letter From the CEO

Letter From the CEO

Your support for DC Bar Foundation makes a life-changing difference for neighbors in need of legal aid. And during this season, I feel especially thankful for it.  When I hear from one of you, I’m reminded how much our work together means to each of us individually and to our community collectively – all year […]

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Partner Profile: Ashley James

Partner Profile: Ashley James

Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Ashley James, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment at Facebook, member of the Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, and Co-Chair of the 2020 Lip Sync for Justice event. Job/Position Associate General Counsel, Labor & […]

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Remembering Donald R. Dunner, Friend of the DC Bar Foundation

Remembering Donald R. Dunner, Friend of the DC Bar Foundation

Last month, Washington DC’s legal community lost a legend. Donald R. Dunner, partner at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, passed away at age 88. In addition to his storied and successful career as a renowned patent attorney, Don was a lifelong friend and advisor to the DC Bar Foundation. He served on the […]

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Funding Critical Needs

Funding Critical Needs

General Support grants are critical in supporting nonprofits who serve our neighbors. Grantees often share how much they appreciate our General Support grants, which can be used to cover operating expenses for organizations providing free civil legal services in the District.  While these grants are small compared to our Access to Justice or Civil Legal Counsel […]

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NEWS OF NOTE

Coming Soon: July 30 Info Session on 2020 Grants We are gearing up for another successful grants year. On Tuesday, July 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, we will host an information session for organizations interested in submitting applications for funding to provide free civil legal aid to low-income DC residents. The Foundation will accept applications […]

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