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News of Note

August 2: Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council Applications Due


The Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) will soon begin its annual recruitment efforts. YLN LC members serve as ambassadors promoting DCBF’s mission and programs, and are key partners in raising funds to support the work of DC legal aid providers. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by Friday, August 2 at 5pm. Stay tuned to this space for more information about YLN LC applications in the near future.

Will You Answer our Call to Action?


Equal access to justice not only protects the lives of individuals and families, but also helps build strong communities. Each year through generous support for our Call to Action initiative, local law firms and businesses give low-income District residents vital access to legal resources. When you give to the Foundation, you help provide a wide range of services – including grants, trainings and technical assistance, and student debt loan repayment assistance – to dozens of legal aid organizations and attorneys throughout DC. Will you support our mission? Join the Foundation’s Call to Action campaign and help us reach our goal of $661,500 by donating on our website or filling out our donation form.

Apply for 2019 LRAP


Are you committed to serving the most vulnerable people in our community? If you work for one of our eligible employers in DC and provide free legal services to low income residents, we may be able to assist you with our 2019 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Applications are due October 25, 2019. To learn more and to see if you qualify, visit our information page.

Searching for a Rewarding Career?


Are you interested in providing equal access to justice in the District? The DC Bar Foundation is looking for an Operations to join our hardworking team. Apply today!

2020 Grants Timeline


The DC Bar Foundation is gearing up for another successful grants year with our Access to Justice Grants Program, Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program, and Private Grants program. The Foundation accepts applications annually from nonprofit organizations that provide free civil legal aid to low-income DC residents and administers these grants on a January 1 through December 31 grant year.

We welcome you to learn more about each of these opportunities on our website, and to assist in your application preparation, please review our 2020 Grants Timeline below.


  1. Release Request for Applications for 2020 ATJ, CLCPP, and Private Grants

  2. Information sessions for ATJ, CLCPP and Private grants applications


  1. ATJ, CLCPP, Private grant applications due (August 23rd)


  1. In-person interviews with applicants


  1. 2020 Grant Awards announced in mid to late December

JANUARY 1, 2020

  1. 2020 grant year begins on January 1

Thank you for your interest and continued support, and please contact us at should you have any questions.


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