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D.C. Office of Attorney General Adopts Pro Bono Program

27 November 2018   Blog, Featured

At the Washington Council of Lawyers annual Awards Ceremony on December 4, we will recognize the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia for its recent adoption of an office-wide Pro Bono Program that encourages lawyers in its office to provide critical legal services to individuals in need.

Covington & Burling LLP: 2018 Law Firm Award Recipient

20 November 2018   Blog, Featured

Our 2018 Law Firm Award recognizes Covington & Burling for the many ways the firm strives to bring justice to our community. Covintgon & Burling is also a partner with us in promoting pro bono service and public-interest law.

Catalina Martinez: 2018 Government Pro Bono Award Recipient

16 November 2018   Blog, Featured

Catalina Martinez, recipient of our 2018 Government Pro Bono Award and an attorney at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), stands out not only for her diligent work on her own pro bono matters, but also for her tireless efforts to recruit colleagues to pro bono advocacy.

Shelley Broderick: 2018 Presidents Award for Public Service

12 November 2018   Blog, Featured

Full of determination, moxie, and passion, Shelley Broderick has catapulted the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (“UDC-DCSL”) to one of the nation’s premier public interest law schools. Under her twenty years of leadership as dean, she emphasized creating a quality legal program that focuses on public service and clinical practice. This mission to create social progress changed the face of the legal profession in the District of Columbia.

2018 Legal Services Award: Lindsy Miles-Hare

06 November 2018   Blog, Featured

One of the most pressing priorities for the public-interest community today is the protection of the besieged rights of those who came to American seeking freedom, safety, and a better life. Our recognition of that present-day priority is reflected by our recognition of Ayuda’s Lindsy Miles-Hare as our 2018 Legal Services Award Recipient.

DC Pro Bono Week 2018 in photos!

26 October 2018   Blog, DC Pro Bono Week, Featured

Photos from the 2018 DC Pro Bono Week.

DC Pro Bono Week 2018 Profiles: The Complete Set

26 October 2018   Blog, DC Pro Bono Week, Featured

During DC Pro Bono Week 2018 we profiled lawyers who made a profound difference in the lives of their pro bono clients despite heavy demans on their time. Here are their stories.

We’re hiring! (Part-time, Administrative Director position)

19 October 2018   Blog, Featured

We are seeking a permanent, part-time Administrative Director to help us further our mission of promoting pro bono service and public-interest law. The Administrative Director will provide behind-the-scenes support for our membership outreach, training programs, and access to justice advocacy.…

Pro Bono Week 2018 Profile: Nicholas Nyemah, Dominique Casimir, and Daniel Dovev – Asylum Protection

16 October 2018   Blog, DC Pro Bono Week, Featured

Nicholas Nyemah, Dominique Casimir, and Daniel Dovev from Arnold & Porter LLP, recently won an asylum claim for an LGBT man from Swaziland who faced death in his home country. Working with their mentors from CAIR Coalition, the team’s case was one of the first before a new immigration judge. There were a number of unusual challenges in the case and the team identified and tackled each one with sharp precision and elegance.  Their arguments were so compelling that DHS stipulated to 90% of the elements.  The hearing lasted less than 30 minutes and the client is now reunited with his community here in the United States.