Dear Friends: At the end of October, the DC Bar Foundation and our civil legal aid community will celebrate Pro Bono Week. As the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District, we are grateful for the network of attorneys who work hand-in-hand to expand access to justice for all, regardless of income. I am most proud of our grantees who work tirelessly to recruit and support pro bono attorneys for our low-income neighbors. Let me share a story that exemplifies this partne
Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Meryl Grenadier, Attorney at AARP Foundation and Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council. Job/Position Attorney, AARP Foundation Years on the Job Just over one year in my current role Where did you grow up? New Rochelle, NY What brought you to DC? I majored in journalism and political science, and was thinking about law sc
Looking for a FUN way to make legal aid accessible to all District residents in need, while bringing your team together to support your neighbors in need?
Register your workplace for 2019 Go Casual for Justice. It kicks off during Pro Bono Week on October 21 and runs through December 20. Funds raised through Go Casual provide critical resources to DC’s civil legal aid network as we fund innovative civil legal aid programs, provide training for legal aid attorneys, and hel
In January, we awarded a grant to the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) for a legal assistance network that connects survivors of crime to legal service providers who address all their legal needs in one place.
This comprehensive resource is the Victim Legal Network. The network has a Bilingual Navigator who can perform one intake and refer cases to any of the network’s providers. (There are currently 23, each with different specialties.) For survivors of intimate