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DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network to Host Third Annual Go Formal for Justice Gala

[District of Columbia, October 9, 2015] – On Saturday, October 17, the DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network will host its third annual Go Formal for Justice Gala, to benefit the District’s civil legal aid network.

The black tie optional event will feature music by NYX Live, an open bar with local craft beer and liquor, a spirits tasting by Virginia Distillery Company, light hors d’oeuvres and desserts, red carpet photos, a tarot card reader, and a silent auction. Auction items include a private Potomac River cruise, a Charlottesville wine tasting weekend, and a two night staycation at the W Washington D.C. Hotel.

Last year, more than 300 young lawyers and professionals attended this event, which raised more than $60,000 to fund, support, and improve civil legal aid in DC. Tickets are $125 in advance and $175 at the door. Public interest tickets are no longer available. To purchase tickets, please visit

Special thanks to Mayer Brown LLP for graciously hosting the event, and Titanium sponsor Vinson & Elkins LLP for their generous support. Please visit for more information about Go Formal for Justice and the DC Bar Foundation. The event will take place Saturday, October 17 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K St., NW.

The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal services in the District. Its mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants, training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal aid organizations and awards loans to DC poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.


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