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2018 Awards Ceremony

  • When: 04 December 2018, 6:30 pm
  • Where: Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Avenue NW)
  • Cost: Awards Ceremony only: $39 for WCL Members; $59 for non-members; Awards Ceremony + Join WCL (Best value for new members!): $69 for law students/new attorneys; $79 for public-interest/government; $99 general

Our annual awards ceremony gives us a chance to recognize lawyers and organizations who make exceptional contributions to the pro bono and public-interest community. At this year’s ceremony, we will recognize the recipients of these awards:

Presidents Award for Public Service
Shelley Broderick (UDC David A. Clarke School of Law)

Government Pro Bono Award
Catalina Martinez (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Law Firm Award
Covington & Burling LLP

Legal Services Award
Lindsy Miles-Hare (Ayuda)

We also will offer special recognition to D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine for his recent adoption of an office-wide pro bono policy that encourages lawyers in the Office of the Attorney General to provide critical legal services to people in need.

Join us for a celebratory evening of delicious food & drink, inspiring community connections, and the chance to celebrate our local pro bono and public-interest advocates who work tirelessly to increase access to justice!

Tickets are now on sale. You can also honor this year’s awards recipients by sponsoring the Awards Ceremony. For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Nancy Lopez, at or (202) 942-5063.

Thank you to our 2018 Awards Ceremony Sponsors:


Arnold & Porter
Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Buckley Sandler LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Hogan Lovells
Sidley Austin LLP


Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC
Capital One Bank
Cooley LLP
Crowell & Moring
Dechert LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
TM Financial Forensics
Wiley Rein

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact our Executive Director, Nancy Lopez, at or 202-942-5063.