The mission of the DC Bar Foundation is to fund, support, and improve the civil legal services network of the District of Columbia. We are the leading funder of civil legal aid in the city, and we are committed to equal access to the justice system for District residents, regardless of income level. The Foundation's funding allows civil legal services organizations to provide assistance to thousands of District residents each year.
Go Casual for Justice, which kicked off October 26, is an annual city-wide denim day fundraiser that provides support to DC Bar Foundation’s legal services grants, training, and loan repayment assistance programs benefiting local legal aid organizations. The fundraiser runs through November 20. Go a step beyond jeans this year and participate in our themed weeks: Halloween, Alma Mater, Hawaiian and Favorite Sports Team. Read more about the fundraiser here and register here.
On Saturday, October 17, the DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network hosted its third annual Go Formal for Justice gala, which raised nearly $60,000 for the District’s civil legal aid providers. Read more about the event on the press release here.
Bank of America Funds: More than $243,000 Awarded for Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance
The DC Bar Foundation has awarded more than $243,000 to five DC-based legal aid organizations for four projects providing foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance. DCBF received these funds as a result of a 2014 settlement on mortgage-related litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America Corporation. Read more about the grantees on the press release here.
The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) is pleased to announce $950,000 in available funding for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance provided by DC-based legal aid organizations that serve low-income DC residents. There will be an information session regarding these from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP (700 6th Street NW, #700, Washington, DC). Please RSVP to Christina Lynch. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016. Read the press release here.
The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Nominations and supporting materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2015. Read the press release here.
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