Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council Application Released

The DC Bar Foundation launched the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council in November 2011, as an opportunity for younger lawyers to further the goal of access to justice within the community. Members serve as ambassadors, in order to to promote DCBF’s mission and programs, and to help raise additional resources to support local legal aid organizations.

Interested in joining the YLN Leadership Council?

To qualify for consideration, individuals must be good standing members of the District of Columbia Bar, under the age of 40 at the start of their term, either live or work in the District of Columbia, and commit to carrying out the responsibilities of the group. Staff of LRAP-eligible employers, or of organizations eligible to receive funding from the DC Bar Foundation are ineligible for membership in the YLN Leadership Council.

Interested applicants should contact David Stone, Development Officer, at Please include “Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, [Your Full Name]” in the subject line of the email.


Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

Alison Lima Andersen

Arent Fox LLP

Erin Kelly

Cheryl Aaron
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Laura Goldin Ames

Elizabeth Aniskevich
Cohen Milstein Seller & Toll PLLC

Michael Appel
APCO Worldwide

Brian Benko
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Heather Souder Choi
Baker Botts L.L.P.

Alanna Clair

Esther Coleman
Executive DC Legal Services

Jill Corrigan

Emily Seymour Costin
Alston & Bird LLP

Melissa Cox

Elizabeth Dalmut
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jennifer Davison
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Gwen Green
Holland & Hart LLP

Meryl Grenadier
Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP

Megan Hall
Mayer Brown LLP

Christopher Hatfield
Trout Cacheris & Janis PLLC

Shira Helstrom
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Christopher Hopkins-Gillespie

Stephanie Hui

Amanda Katzenstein
Polsinelli PC

Beth Kelley

Anna Kelly
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Kimberly LeBlanc
American Red Cross

Timothy Libutti

Paul Lee
Dechert LLP

Noah Peters
Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC

S. Fahad Saghir
Alston & Bird LLP

Andrew Shaw
Dentons US LLP

Rhuju Vasavada
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Courtney Weiner
Law Office of Courtney Weiner PLLC

Gwendolyn Williamson
Perkins Coie LLP

Affiliation noted solely for identification.