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PRESS RELEASE: The DC Bar Foundation Adds Four Members to Young Lawyers Group

[District of Columbia, October 20, 2020] – The DC Bar Foundation has selected four new members for two-year terms on its Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council. Members serve as ambassadors to promote the Foundation’s mission and programs and to help raise resources to support local legal aid organizations.

Olamide Fadahunsi is an Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She also participates in pro bono initiatives, including Legal Aid Society’s intake clinic, where she assists with issues pertaining to housing, child welfare, and Civil Protection Orders.

Mickey Herman is an Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP where he serves as the firm’s liaison to the National Homelessness Law Center. He is also on a team exploring ways to use the law to protect children of undocumented immigrants facing adverse immigration actions, and has devoted a considerable amount of time throughout his career providing pro bono legal services.

Carla Jordan-Detamore is a Senior Litigation Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP. In addition to her normal caseload, Carla demonstrates her commitment to service by maintaining an active docket of pro bono work and supporting several DC Bar Foundation grantees – Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Ayuda, and CAIR Coalition – through direct legal work and service on advisory committees.

Amy Rigdon is a Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP where she practices corporate and securities law. She has engaged in pro bono work for numerous local legal aid organizations, including Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and served for three years as a citywide Campaign Co-Chair of the Generous Associates Campaign supporting Legal Aid Society.

“We are thrilled to add these dedicated young attorneys to our Leadership Council,” says DC Bar Foundation CEO Kirra Jarratt. “The Leadership Council brings energy, vision and fun to the work of the Foundation.”

The group sponsors an annual Lip Sync for Justice fundraiser that, this year, was replaced by a virtual “Avenues to Justice” conversation on race, equity and civil legal aid.

About the DC Bar Foundation: For DC residents in poverty, we make strategic investments to strengthen and expand our civil legal aid network, addressing critical needs and improving our community. As the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District, we are a steadfast community partner, committed to protecting access to justice in life’s most pivotal moments.


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