2019 Awards

2019 Awards Ceremony

  • When: 05 December 2019, 6:30 pm to 9:00 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
Nicole Austin-Hillery
Human Rights Watch

Government Pro Bono Award
Marisa Schnaith
U.S. Department of Labor

Law Firm Award
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Above & Beyond Award
Jen Swedish
Washington Council of Lawyers Board Member & Federal Government Lawyer

Legal Services Award
Trisha Monroe
Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia

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 2019 Awards Ceremony Sponsors:


Arnold & Porter
Kirkland & Ellis


Covington & Burling
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Hogan Lovells
Sidley Austin
Steptoe & Johnson
Zuckerman Spader


Arent Fox
Crowell & Moring
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
TM Financial Forensics

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