Posts Tagged ‘Issue 7 (October 2016)’

Lip Sync for Justice

Lip Sync for Justice

A lip sync battle in support of DC’s civil legal aid network

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Backroom Bar at RFD
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Join the DC Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council for an evening
of music, networking, and fun! Who will be crowned the first-ever Lip Sync for Justice champion? Tickets include two free drinks and appetizers.

Sit back and enjoy the show, or dare to show off your skills!

Learn more about Lip Sync for Justice here, or you can purchase tickets and sponsorships here.

Interested in performing? Click here to sign up!

Go Casual 2016

Are you ready to Go Casual?

DCBF’s 8th annual Go Casual for Justice campaign will kick off on Monday, October 24th!

If your workplace hasn’t registered for DCBF’s denim-day fundraiser for civil legal aid, don’t wait to sign up! Contact David Stone at or (202) 853-9025 to join nearly 50 teams across the District dressing down for civil legal aid.

Want to make your Go Casual day more fun? Participate in one of our four scheduled theme weeks while supporting legal aid for DC residents.

Go Casual Themes








Break out those Hawaiian shirts, dust off your ugliest sweater, and get ready to #GoCasualforJustice! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to share your team photos and see photos from other teams across DC.

Becky Troth

Partner Profile: Becky Troth

We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Becky Troth, Pro Bono Counsel for Sidley Austin and Go Casual for Justice participant since 2009.

Becky Troth

Pro Bono Counsel

Sidley Autin, LLP

Years on the Job

Where did you grow up?
Mitchell, SD and Worthington, MN

What brought you to DC?
Interest in policy and government.

What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
I clerked for Judge John Pratt on the U.S. District Court. He taught me the importance of having the right priorities in life – family and a job you really care about.



Daily Habit
Walking our Sheltie, Teagan

Favorite Movie
Toss-up between Princess Bride and My Fair Lady

Favorite Music
Any Sondheim musical

Favorite Vacation Spot

Eleanor Roosevelt



Most rewarding element of your work
I get to give away lawyers’ time and money to narrow the access to justice gap.

If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I’d be…
Legal journalist, ala Nina Totenberg


Legal Aid

Legal aid is important to me because . . .
A lawyer can have such a huge impact on the outcome of so many problems that low-income residents in DC face. No one should have to face the prospect of losing one’s home or custody of one’s children without a lawyer to help navigate the judicial system.

Your dream for our legal system is….
A right to counsel for all litigants in high-stakes personal civil litigation.


Go Casual for Justice

How long have you participated in Go Casual for Justice?
Since 2009.

I give to DCBF because…
The access to justice gap in DC is far from being closed.

Greatest benefit to giving through Go Casual for Justice?
We’ve made significant contributions to LRAP.


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LRAP Applications Still Open

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Loan Repayment Assistance Program. The application is available online and is due by 3:00 pm Friday, October 28. Awards will be announced mid-December, and the award is for January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Since 2007, the DC Bar Foundation’s loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) has helped increase the number of experienced, skilled lawyers working on behalf of low-income individuals based in DC. Plus, the Foundation’s LRAP has forgiven nearly $3 million in educational loans for more than 220 of DC’s legal aid attorneys who incurred significant educational debt while pursuing law school. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that DC has dedicated legal aid attorneys to serve low-income DC residents.

Attorneys must be employed or seeking employment with an eligible DC legal aid organization to apply for LRAP. For more information on the 2017 LRAP application, eligibility, and requirements, please visit our website at: If you have any questions about the program, please email or call Programs Officer Christina Lynch at 202-853-9021.