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News of Note

Nominate for 2019 Scoutt Prize Through February 1


You have until 5:00 PM on February 1 to nominate someone for the 2019 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations must include a cover letter and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. We encourage you to include supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support. Nominations made for the 2017 and 2018 Prize will be reconsidered. (We recommend updating the nomination materials.) Please send nominations and supporting materials to by 5:00 PM on February 1, 2019.

Save the Date! Lip Sync for Justice 2019


Join the Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council for an evening of lip sync, karaoke, networking, and fun. Hosted by our friends at Alston & Bird, this is a perfect event for your summer associate program. Proceeds support DCBF’s grant-funded work on behalf of District residents who need legal representation, as well as loan repayment assistance for legal aid attorneys. Stay tuned to this space for more information about sponsorship and tickets. Questions? Contact us

Will You Answer Our “Call to Action”?


Each year through their  generous support of our Call to Action initiative, local law firms and businesses give low-income District residents vital access to legal resources. Will you join them? Support the Foundation’s Call to Action campaign by donating on our website or by filling out our printable donation form and sending it to our offices: 80 M Street SE, Suite 100, Washington DC 20003.

We’re Hiring!


Are you interested in rewarding work promoting equal access to justice in the District? The DC Bar Foundation is hiring a Director of Development to join our hardworking and passionate team. See details here.


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