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- Partner Profile
Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Christina Lynch, Programs Officer at the Foundation and DCBF team member for more than four years.
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
The 2012 Presidential Inauguration. I learned how to effectively work with many different people in a short period of time to execute a VERY large, security-heavy event.
Any of the Harry Potter movies
Favorite Vacation Spot
My go-to, home-away-from-home is the Outer Banks.
One Item from your Bucket List
Own a horse farm
Horseback riding, soccer, running, HIIT, cooking
Your dream for our legal system is…
that justice is accessible to everyone.
Amara Legal Center – Empowerment Project
@AmaraLegal is the only organization in DC providing free legal services to survivors of sex trafficking and abuse, whether involvement in sex work was by coercion, necessity, choice, or otherwise.
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project – Representation for Domestic Violence Victims
@DCVLP creates, supports, and utilizes a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, free legal services to domestic violence victims and at-risk children in DC.
Legal Aid Society of DC – Domestic Violence Underserved Communities Holistic Representation Project
@LegalAidDC represents domestic violence survivors in obtaining protection orders, child custody, and divorce while working to improve systems for all survivors in DC.
Bread for the City – Domestic Violence Community Legal Services Project
@BreadfortheCity provides on-site legal services at two domestic violence centers for protection orders and family law to survivors in DC.
DC Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Efforts Continue under Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
Each month, we highlight the efforts of those who work to make the justice system more accessible for DC residents. In this issue, we hear from Laura Goldin Ames, a member of DCBF's Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.
Your dream for our legal system is:
Access for everyone.
What is the greatest benefit to you in serving as a volunteer?
Meeting other attorneys dedicated to access to justice.
We regularly highlight interesting facts and insights from those who work each day to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features YLN LC Co-Chair Courtney Weiner, Attorney and Owner of the Law Office of Courtney Weiner PLLC.
Why is legal aid important to you?
It provides representation to people who would otherwise have to navigate the legal system on their own, with life-altering implications.
What is your dream for our legal system?
Will your bank be there?
The 2016 DC IOLTA Program Bank Summit will be held on Monday, April 5. Bank representatives will meet to discuss IOLTA rates, procedures, and specific issues affecting the program.
For more information about this event, please contact Kirra Jarratt, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (202) 853-9030.
We regularly highlight interesting facts and insights from those who work each day make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This partner profile features Heather Hodges, Pro Bono Counsel at Neighborhood Legal Services Program.
What is your dream for our legal system?
To make justice for all a reality.
What has DCBF funding meant for your organization?
We were able to open the only full-service, civil legal aid office in Ward 7.