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We are united in our conviction that the legal system must be made to serve the needs of everyone regardless of money, position, or power, and share a common concern for the well-being of our community and the integrity of our civil and constitutional rights. Recent advocacy urging equal access to the courts includes the following:

Testimony to the D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety re: B24-0489 Expanding Fee Waivers for Low-Income Litigants Act of 2021 (January 6, 2022)

Comments on the Initial Filing Fee for Landlord-Tenant Action (April 12, 2021)

Letter to DHS/DHCF Advocates’ Questions and Concerns Regarding COVID-19 (March 23, 2020)

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


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