News of Note

Updated: 2 days ago

DC Legal Aid Transformations Network to Meet on December 15


On December 15th, we look forward to bringing the DC Legal Aid Transformations Network back together for a half-day gathering to keep our fires lit and wells full. In addition to sharing updates and opportunities, we will welcome guests Tanya Tucker and Sandy Ambrozy from the Full Frame Initiative (FFI). They will share the work and aspirations of The Wellbeing Blueprint – a framework designed to help us transform the civil legal aid network to advance equity and justice. This Blueprint is based on six principles that assert that widening access to wellbeing is at the center of promoting a more just civil legal system. FFI will also explore possibilities with our civil/legal aid community with respect to a new resource, “Justice Determinants of Wellbeing.” We will also be joined by our facilitators from the Interaction Institute for Social Change, Kelly Bates and Curtis Ogden, as we interactively weave and strengthen our connections and collective potential. Continuing to gather as network members is crucial, and we thank you for your commitment to our cause. You can register to attend the December 15th convening by clicking here.


Answer our Call to Action


Each year through our Call to Action initiative, local law firms, businesses, and faith communities generously fund legal aid for District residents in need. To help build robust legal aid networks that meet the needs of our community's residents living with low incomes, we're asking DC firms, corporations, and faith communities to step forward in raising $535,000. Currently, we are nearly 25% of the way to our goal. Will your workplace help us get even closer?


Will you be a Champion for Justice?


The Foundation's annual Champions for Justice campaign runs now through the end of 2021 – has your workplace registered to participate yet? Champions for Justice brings together justice-loving workplaces and individuals from across the District to support DC's civil legal aid network. In 2020, Champions for Justice participants raised over $42,000 for DC's civil legal aid network. We know that with your support, we can accomplish even more. That's why we're aiming to raise $70,000 in 2021. Will you help us get there? Please reach out to Greer Richey, Development and Communications Specialist, at richey@dcbarfoundation.org with any questions.


Support DCBF (#87057) in 2021 Combined Federal Campaign


The DC Bar Foundation proudly participates in the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC). The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government. Its mission is to promote and support philanthropy among federal employees and improve the quality of life for all.

We hope that you will include the DC Bar Foundation in your annual giving plans. Your support makes access to justice possible for District residents in desperate need of legal representation. Federal employees should visit givecfc.org and use our Designation Code #87057 to support the DC Bar Foundation.