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.
The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) announced the recipients of its two loan repayment assistance programs (LRAP) for FY15. More than $319,000 was awarded to 69 civil legal services lawyers, who provide direct civil legal services to low-income, underserved DC residents. Read more here.
"The DC Bar Foundation funds the most promising, innovative and successful legal services programs available to underserved populations, providing services to clients in crisis throughout every ward in the city," writes Kirra L. Jarratt, Executive Director, in the DC Bar Foundation's 2014 Annual Report. Download a PDF version here.
On Saturday, October 18, the DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network hosted more than 300 young lawyers and others in its second annual gala event, "Go Formal for Justice," to raise almost $64,000 for the Foundation, topping last year's proceeds by $9,000. Read more here.
Lose the Suit! Register for Go Casual for Justice Today
Go Casual for Justice, a city-wide jeans day fundraiser, kicked off during National Pro Bono Week, October 19 to 25. Register your office now to participate. All funds raised support the DC Bar Foundation’s legal services grants, training, and lawyer loan repayment assistance programs benefiting DC’s legal aid providers.
Sidley Austin LLP staff sporting their denim for last year's Go Casual for Justice.
DC Prime Partner Bank Program
Are you Banking on Justice? For more information on how your IOLTA accounts can earn more for DC legal services, click here.