A city-wide jeans day event to benefit DC’s legal aid providers

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As part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration (October 19–25, 2014), the DC Pro Bono Week Celebration Planning Committee is coordinating the sixth annual Go Casual for Justice jeans day fundraiser to benefit DC’s legal aid providers. Employees at participating workplaces donate $5 (or more!) to wear jeans to work on any day the office designates.

What started six years ago with 30 law firms raising $30,000 has expanded to include more than 100 law firms, corporate law departments, banks, and other workplaces supporting legal aid for the poor. Last year, these companies pulled together to raise more than $80,000 (see a list of 2013 participants below). Join us in October to help us raise $85,000!

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. Find out more about how your support helps.

Participation is the key to making Go Casual for Justice successful, so feel free to customize your event to “suit” your workplace culture. Find out how to make your event a success and download materials, such as fliers and stickers, here. Check out what companies have done in the past by browsing through previous years' photos.

MORE INFORMATION:
Please read the FAQs or contact Christina Lynch, Programs Assistant, at 202-467-3750 or by email.


We went Casual for Justice…
(Participating workplaces for the October 2013 Go Casual for Justice)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
American Association for Justice
American Constitution Society
American Psychological Association
Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Brown Rudnick LLP
BuckleySandler LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cozen O'Connor
Crowell & Moring LLP
D.C. Access to Justice Commission
D.C. Office of Bar Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Dechert LLP
Delaney McKinney LLP
Dentons
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
DLA Piper
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC
Gilbert LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Groom Law Group, Chartered
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered
Jenner & Block LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lewis Baach PLLC
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Miller & Chevalier, Chartered
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Raben Group
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Troutman Sanders LLP
Van Ness Feldman, LLP
Venable LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Washington Council of Lawyers
White & Case LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
WilmerHale
Winston & Strawn LLP
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P.