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All Hands In

Call to Action

Through DCBF’s annual Call to Action campaign, the generosity of area law firms and corporations helps provide access to justice for District residents who are in desperate need of legal representation but cannot afford it.


This year we aim to raise $533,000 through Call to Action. 

This year's donor recognition tiers are based on the gift amount divided by the number of attorneys in the firm's DC office, creating a more equitable recognition system for firms of all sizes. We are excited to announce the following new tiers for Call to Action: 

Change-Makers (Firms who give $100 or more per DC office attorney)


Visionaries (Firms who give $75 - $99 per DC Office attorney)


Network Builders (Firms who give $50 - $74 per DC Office attorney)


Ambassadors (Firms who give $25 - $49 per DC Office attorney)


Friends (Firms who give up to $25 per DC Office Attorney)

We hope our adjusted tier recognition system will allow DC-area law firms to expand their generosity to reflect their footprints within the District's legal community more accurately. Though our ask amounts vary by firm, we invite all firms to support the District's civil legal aid network with a donation of at least $50 per DC office attorney.


For more information, please contact Daryl Byler, Director of Development, at or 202-853-9025. Donations can easily be made online or by mail using our printable donation form.

To see a list of organizations that generously contributed to last year's campaign,

click here

The list below reflects gifts and pledges to the 2024 Call to Action campaign. 

CHANGE MAKERS ($100 or more per attorney)

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP

Charles Schwab

Crimsonbridge Foundation

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Eversheds Sutherland US LLP

Ivins Phillips & Barker

Lathrop GPM

Law Offices of Andrew Marks PLLC

McKinney Figini

Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck PC

Sidley Austin LLP

Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP


Thompson Coburn LLP

VISIONARIES ($75 - $99 per attorney)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

ArentFox Schiff

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

NETWORK BUILDERS ($50 - $74 per attorney)

Allen & Overy LLP

Banner & Witcoff Ltd

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Crowell & Moring LLP

Foster Garvey PC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Greenberg Traurig

Holland & Hart LLP

Hyman Phelps & McNamara PC

Latham & Watkins LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP


Mooney Green Saindon Murphy & Welch PC

Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

Sterne Kessler

AMBASSADORS ($25 - $49 per attorney)

Arnold & Porter

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Reed Smith LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Venable Foundation

FRIENDS (Up to $25 per attorney)

Baker Botts LLP

Baker Donelson

Ballard Spahr LLP

Faegre Drinker

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

K&L Gates LLP

White & Case LLP

Williams & Connolly LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

*Participates in the DC Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in DC Campaign.

The DC Bar Foundation appreciates your gift. We take great care to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, but occasionally we make mistakes. Please bring any errors or omissions to our attention by emailing Daryl Byler at

The continued success of the Call to Action campaign would not be possible without the hard work of our Volunteer Solicitors. Their experience, counsel, and dedication to the Foundation are invaluable and greatly impact the scope of our work.

Call to Action Volunteer Solicitors 

Connie N. Bertram | Bertram LLP

Emilio Cividanes | Venable LLP

Alanna G. Clair | Dentons LLP

Benjamin Dean | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLC

Ron Flagg | Legal Services Corporation

Marc L. Fleischaker | Arent Fox LLP

Meredith Fuchs | Plaid

Allie Gardner | Arnold & Porter

Wayne Gibson | FTI Consulting, Inc.
Christopher A. Hatfield | Ballard Spahr LLP

Mickey Herman | Latham & Watkins LLP
Philip W. Horton | Arnold & Porter

Cheryl A. Isaac | K&L Gates
Ellen M. Jakovic | Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ashley James-Smith | Amtrak

Emily Lagan | Regan Zambri Long
Kimberly LeBlanc Ross | American Red Cross

Paul S. Lee | Steptoe
Andrew H. Marks | Law Offices of Andrew Marks PLLC

Vonya McCann

John Nannes | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Margarita O'Donnell | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
David W. Ogden | Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Stephen J. Pollak | Goodwin Procter LLP
Adam Pollet | Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

John Relman | Relman Colfax PLLC

Michael Rogan | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Tiana Russell | Crowell & Moring LLP

Christopher Sakauye | Dykema

James Sandman | University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Paul M. Smith | Georgetown University Law Center
Tab Stewart | American Bankers Association

Mayra Suarez | Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Lori Waichman | Mooney Green Saindon Murphy & Welch PC

Matthew Watson | DC Contract Appeals Board

Melissa Weberman | Arnold & Porter

Benjamin F. Wilson | Beveridge & Diamond PC 

DCBF Staff Support: 

Kirra Jarratt, CEO

Daryl Byler, Director of Development and Communications

Greer Richey, Development and Communications Specialist

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