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Joining one of our committees is a great way to get involved in our day-to-day work. Virtually all of our events, programs, and communication is handled by our committees. Committees are open to members and non-members alike. If you’d like to learn more or join one of these committees, please contact our Executive Director, Christina Jackson.



Equitable access to justice for everyone in our community is a key pillar of our mission. The Advocacy Committee plays an active and effective role in advocating for policies, legislation, rule changes, and systemic change that contribute to, enhance, and advance equitable access to justice for all. The Committee develops and strategizes pathways for advancing access to justice goals. Past activities have included testimony before the D.C. Council, research, public education, briefings, amicus briefs, community advocacy efforts, and more. Prior advocacy can be found here.



Our Communications Committee is tasked with keeping our community up-to-date with all our activities, practice-relevant information, and access to justice news.  publicizes all of our events, programs, and initiatives. We work primarily through digital and social media, using writing, photography, graphics, video — and more. Committee members also work with other members of the pro bono and public-interest community to amplify voices and messages central to our mission.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

 Washington Council of Lawyers is committed to consistently working toward better diversity, equity, inclusivity, and access. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee works to grow, cultivate, and celebrate the diversity of our community through outreach, strategic planning, and inclusive programming. Committee members have the unique opportunity to dive into the functioning of our organization as part of their mission to integrate DEIA into all aspects of Washington Council of Lawyers’ work. We welcome all perspectives to contribute to this commitment.


Our Membership Committee works both to expand our membership and improve the experience of existing members. The Committee oversees our community-building events. This committee is always looking for new … members.

Pro Bono/Public Interest

The Pro Bono/Public Interest Committee plans many of our events, including our Litigation Skills Series, Best Practices in Pro Bono Series, Racial Justice Series, Eviction Defense and Immigration Cohorts, DC Pro Bono Week, and many others. If you are interested in a roll-up-your-sleeves opportunity, this is a good committee to consider. Committee members get to be creative, involved,, and have their pulse on the needs of our community.

Special Events/Fundraising

Our Special Events & Fundraising Committee leads our fundraising and is responsible for our most iconic events – our annual Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum and Justice Impact Awards celebration. Without this committee, we couldn’t pursue our mission or bring our community together to learn and grow.
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