Litigation Skills Series: Mediation Training 2020

11 February 2020   Blog, Featured

Washington Council of Lawyers hosted a Litigation Skills Series training on Mediation on Friday, February 7, 2020. The training gave participants a strong foundation of negotiation theory followed by the opportunity to put what they learned into practice. Melissa Reinberg,…

Best Practices in Pro Bono: The Social Science of Doing Good

17 January 2020   Blog, Featured

Our Best Practices in Pro Bono session on January 15 focused on the Social Science of Doing Good. Our conversation was led by an all-star lineup of panelists: Andrea Mangones from Kids In Need of Defense, Dr. Larry Richard from…

2019 Awards Ceremony

06 December 2019   Blog, Featured

Oh, what a night! Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2019 Awards Ceremony, and an extra-special thank you to our award recipients for the work that they do to serve our community. We could not have been…

Nicole Austin-Hillery: 2019 Presidents Award for Public Service

14 November 2019   Blog, Featured

Nicole Austin-Hillery has long been recognized as a passionate, mission-driven, and committed civil rights leader fighting for the disenfranchised. As the newly created U.S. Program Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, she directs efforts to end systemic injustice within the…

2019 Government Pro Bono Award: Marisa Schnaith

12 November 2019   Blog, Featured

Marisa Schnaith is a pro bono superstar. Not only has she contributed an impressive number of pro bono hours, over 100 in the past year alone, but she has made significant contributions to the Department of Labor’s Pro Bono Program. That is why we’re thrilled to award her with the 2019 Government Pro Bono Award.

Trisha Monroe: 2019 Legal Services Award

12 November 2019   Blog, Featured

“Superb.”  “Exceptional.”  “One of the fiercest advocates for domestic violence survivors I have ever met.”  These are just a few of the superlatives colleagues use to describe Trisha Monroe, our 2019 Legal Services Award Recipient.

Jen Swedish: 2019 Above & Beyond Award

07 November 2019   Blog, Featured

They say it’s always the quiet ones. In our case, the quiet one is a force. Quietly, and without fanfare, Jen Swedish simply gets things done. Effectively. Excellently. Extraordinarily. As one of her fellow board members aptly stated, “She has…

Steptoe & Johnson LLP: 2019 Law Firm Award Recipient

06 November 2019   Blog, Featured

Steptoe & Johnson and their long-time, former Pro Bono Counsel Barbara Kagan, have been staunch supporters of Washington Council of Lawyers since our inception in 1971. That is why we are pleased to highlight their outstanding commitment to public service and partnership with Washington Council of Lawyers and the larger D.C. pro bono community to advance access to justice in our community with our 2019 Law Firm Award.

DC Pro Bono Week 2019 Photos!

29 October 2019   Blog, Featured

Pro Bono Week 2019 is a wrap! See all the fun, learning and volunteering.