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Justice Impact Awards 2023

  • When: 06 December 2023, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave., NW)
  • Cost: $49 special member rate; $69 general public

Each year, we recognize outstanding lawyers who make exceptional contributions to the pro bono and public-interest community and celebrate the hundreds of public-interest and pro bono professionals who dedicate time, expertise, finances, and compassion to helping their neighbors. That is why we are pleased to announce our annual Awards Ceremony will now be known as the Justice Impact Awards – a time for us to come together, recharge our collective batteries, celebrate our accomplishments, commiserate on our challenges, and be inspired. It will continue to be our annual pro bono and public interest celebration.

At this year’s ceremony, we will recognize the recipients of these awards:

Presidents Award for Public Service
Nancy Drane
D.C. Access to Justice Commission

Legal Services
Wes Heppler
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Chris Jennison

Federal Aviation Administration

Law Firm
Ted Howard

Wiley Rein LLP

Corporate Legal Department
Pat McGlone
Ullico, Inc.

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!

VIRTUAL AUCTION! You can also support our mission of ensuring our justice system treats everyone fairly, regardless of money, position, or power through our virtual auction. Bidding is open now and closes at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, December 7th. Treat your loved ones (or yourself) with fabulous items sure to brighten their day while doing good! We hope you will Bid Early and Often!

A big thank you to our 2023 Justice Impact Awards Sponsors!


Arnold & Porter
Compass Lexecon
Kirkland & Ellis


Latham & Watkins


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Covington & Burling
DLA Piper
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Hogan Lovells
Sidley Austin
Steptoe Foundation
TM Financial Forensics


ArentFox Schiff
Cleary Gottlieb
Crowell & Moring

You can also honor this year’s award recipients by sponsoring the Justice Impact Awards. For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Christina Jackson, at or 202-451-8129.

Share the news on social media using #JusticeImpactAwards23!

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