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Recent Advocacy

Language Access

Support for Language Access for Education Amendment Act of 2017 (April 10, 2017)

A Marathon Hearing on Language Access … And The Next Step (July 19, 2015)

Council Member Grosso’s Announcement (February 3, 2015)

The Language Access for Education Amendment Act (February 3, 2015)

Our Letter Supporting Reintroduction of the Legislation (January 29, 2015)

Judicial Nominations

Letter of Support for the Honorable John P. Howard, III for Appointment to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (February 26, 2021)

Letter of Support for The Honorable Todd Edelman, Nominee for Appointment to the United States District Court
for the District of Columbia (February 19, 2021)

Letter of Support for The Honorable Adrienne J. Noti, Nominee for Associate Judge, D.C. Superior Court (January 12, 2021)

Letter of Support for The Honorable Errol R. Arthur, Nominee for Associate Judge, D.C. Superior Court (January 12, 2021)

Letter of Support for The Honorable Sharon Goodie, Nominee for Associate Judge, D.C. Superior Court (August 12, 2020)

Letter re: Selection of the Next Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (June 19, 2020)

Letter in Support of the Judicial Nomination Committee Proposed Regulations (September 30, 2019)

Letter Urging Confirmation of Judges to Fill D.C. Judicial Vacancies (October 24, 2018)

Letter Supporting Candidacy of Adrienne Jennings Noti for D.C. Superior Court (August 18, 2017)

Letter Supporting Candidacy of Emily Gunston for D.C. Superior Court (June 10, 2016)

Letter Supporting Candidacy of Hon. Sean Staples for D.C. Superior Court (July 21, 2015)

Letter Supporting Candidacy of Julie Becker for D.C. Superior Court (February 13, 2015)

Letter Supporting Candidacy of Michael Zoeller for D.C. Superior Court (February 13, 2015)

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Urging Votes on Nominees to Fill D.C. Superior Court Vacancies (January 22, 2015)

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Urging Votes on Nominees to Fill D.C. Superior Court Vacancie (November 20, 2014)

Access to Justice & Funding for Civil Legal Services

Testimony to the D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety re: Performance Oversight (March 4, 2021)

Testimony to the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole re: FY 2021 (June 16, 2020)

Testimony to the D.C. Council Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety re: FY 2021 (June 15, 2020)

Letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser re: FY 2021 Access to Justice Initiative Funding (May 4, 2020)

Testimony Before DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety on FY 2020 Public Funding for Access to Justice Initiatives and Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (April 4, 2019)

Testimony Before DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety on FY 2019 Public Funding for Access to Justice Initiatives and Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (April 13, 2018)

Support for Access to Justice Funding in DC (May 23, 2017)

Testimony Before DC Council Committee on the Judiciary on the Expanding Access to Justice Act of 2016 (October 19, 2016)

Letter to D.C. Committee on the Judiciary Supporting Civil Gideon (Court-Appointed Attorneys in Civil Cases) (August 24, 2016)

Letter to Legal Services Corporation, re Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request (June 9, 2015)

Letter Opposing Proposed DC Council Cuts to Legal Services and Loan Repayment Assistance (November 30, 2014)

Letter to Legal Services Corporation Supporting More Funding for Civil Legal Aid (June 2, 2014)

Letter to DC Court of Appeals Supporting Rule Changes to Enable In-House Lawyers To Do Pro Bono Work (May 20, 2014)

Letter Opposing Proposed DC Council Cuts to Legal Services and Loan Repayment Assistance (November 30, 2010)

Access to Courts

Letter to DHS/DHCF Advocates’ Questions and Concerns Regarding COVID-1 (March 23, 2020)

Comments on Proposed Landlord Tenant Rule Amendments (May 17, 2019)

Letter to  Joint Committee on Judicial Administration Regarding Judges’ Obligation to Protect the Rights of Unrepresented Persons in Judicial Proceedings (October 28, 2011)

Letter Supporting ABA Language Access Standards (July 20, 2011)

Other Issues Affecting Legal Profession

Letter in Support of Diploma Privilege in D.C. for 2020 Graduates (August 11, 2020)

Condemnation of Post-COVID-19 Racism and Xenophobia (April 3, 2020)

Letter in Support of the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2018 (Bill 22-408) (October 15, 2018)

Lawyering Up on Immigration in the Trump Era: OpEd in Collaboration with HBA-DC (July 31, 2018)

Letter of Support of BEGA Amendment Act of 2017 (November 16, 2017)

Letter to The Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law Regarding Proposed Revisions to Rule 49(c) (March 1, 2016)

Comment on Proposed Increase in D.C. Bar Dues (September 2, 2015)

Letter to D.C. Bar Rules Review Committee, re Limited Scope Representation (April 23, 2015)

Amicus brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas in Support of Affirmative-Action in Higher Education (August 2012)