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List of Individuals Who Gave Testimony in Support of the Access to Justice Initiative (FY25 Budget)



1.       Nancy Drane, DC Access to Justice Commission (ATJ Initiative overview

2.       Kirra Jarratt, DC Bar Foundation (ATJ Initiative overview, grant administrator)  

3.       George Jones, Bread for the City

4.       Vikram Swaruup, Legal Aid DC

5.       Karen Newton Cole, Neighborhood Legal Services Program

6.       Sara B. Tennen, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

8.       DCVLP Client 1

9.       DCVLP Client 2

9.       Kristin Eliason, NVRDC Head of Services

10.   Indira Henard, DC Rape Crisis Center

11.   Kate Rheaume, DC Bar Pro Bono Center

12.   Chijioke Akamigbo, Rising for Justice

13.   Rhonda Cunningham Holmes, Legal Counsel for the Elderly

15.   Amanda Eisenhour, DC Bar Pro Bono Center

16.   Ryan Downer, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

17.   Laura Brown, First Shift Justice

18.   Kathy Zeisel, Children’s Law Center

18.   Alison Dowling, Georgetown (Georgetown’s MLP)  

19.   Toni Montiero, Public Witness (client of Georgetown Health Justice Alliance)

20.   Sandy Bernstein, Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services

22.   Gabby Mulnick Majewski, DC Affordable Law Firm

23.   Marla Spindel, DC Kincare Alliance

23.   Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas, Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.

24.   Sophie Thackray, School Justice Project

25.   Whitney Louchheim, Chief Operating Officer, Open City Advocates

26.   Marilyn Lovo, Language Access Director 

27.   Melissa Millar, Tzedek DC

29.   Bill Mefford, The Festival Center

30.   Charles Lowery, DC Bar

31.   Kelli Neptune, DC Bar Pro Bono Center


1.       Su Sie Ju, DC Consortium

2.       Christina Jackson, Washington Council of Lawyers

3.       Kelly Jarvis, NPC Research

4.       Melody Webb, Mother’s Outreach Network

5.       Alex Samuels, DC Jobs with Justice

6.       Loral Patchen, HJA Perinatal LAW Project Medical Champion

7.       Megan Respol, Public Witness

8.       Natasha Walls Smith, Jail & Prison Advocacy Project, Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services

9.       Keri Vandeberg, The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

10.   Beatriz Ortiz, Managing Attorney 



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