Pro bono service enhances the lives of both clients and attorneys, and is one of many ways to promote equal access to justice. We’re grateful for our longstanding partnership with Alston & Bird’s local office, whose pro bono investments in our mission have included hosting our Fall Reception and serving in vital leadership roles.
Here’s what their team says of our partnership and their commitment to pro bono:
“Alston & Bird takes the pro bono responsibility of its lawyers very seriously. Pro bono service is actively encouraged, and is an important part of the firm’s culture… providing some of the most important professional and personal growth opportunities our attorneys can have. By bringing together the legal community, a wide range of nonprofits, and community leaders, the Bar Foundation is able to take a holistic approach to funding some of our community’s most critical legal needs. Alston & Bird is proud to support this critical work to ensure access to justice for everyone in the DC community.”
The Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to several members of Alston & Bird’s team for their ongoing support of our work. Many thanks to: Dennis Garris, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and member of DCBF’s Advisory Committee; Fahad Saghir, Associate and Co-Chair of DCBF’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC); Tara Castillo, Partner and former YLN LC member; and Cheryl Naja, Director of Pro Bono and Community Service.
Thank you, Alston & Bird, for working with us to keep legal help within reach for the District’s most vulnerable residents.