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Now Accepting Nominations For Our 2016 Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for our 2016 Awards

Do you know a dynamic legal-services lawyer who represents low-income clients, works to improve access to justice, or thinks creatively to solve difficult legal problems? Do you know any dedicated government lawyers who also volunteer their time to organize pro bono efforts or represent low-income clients? If so, we need your nominations for our 2016 Legal Services Award and 2016 Government Pro Bono Award! Each year at our Awards Ceremony, we recognize the extraordinary work of some of the District's most dedicated public-interest and pro bono lawyers. Our 2016 Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm. (more…)
Profiles Of Our 2015 Award Winners

Profiles of Our 2015 Award Winners

  • December 7, 2015
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Presidents’ Award for Public Service: Roderic V. O. Boggs (Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs) Government Pro Bono Award: Kathryn Legomsky (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Legal Services Award: Rebecca Lindhurst (Bread for the City) Above & Beyond Award: Jennifer Tschirch (Catholic University, Columbus School of Law) Law Firm Award: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2015 Presidents’ Awards For Public Service: Rod Boggs

2015 Presidents’ Awards for Public Service: Rod Boggs

  • December 4, 2015
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By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge For Roderic V.O. Boggs, recipient of our Presidents' Award for Public Service, 1971 was a big year. That was the year when Rod became Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. And it was also the year that he helped to launch our own organization, Washington Council of Lawyers. In the decades since then, our legal community has enjoyed the fruits of Rod's labor. (More…)
2015 Law Firm Award: Kirkland & Ellis

2015 Law Firm Award: Kirkland & Ellis

  • December 2, 2015
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By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a leader not only in litigation and advocacy, but also in pro bono and public interest work. Every year the firm contributes at least 3% of its attorney time to pro bono work, and it encourages all of its lawyers to work on pro bono cases. Kirkland pro bono work comprises a wide range of issues—including immigration, disability rights, civil rights, prisoner rights, death penalty cases and criminal appeals, guardianship, veterans’ benefits, and more. (More…)
2015 Government Pro Bono Award: Kathryn E. Legomsky

2015 Government Pro Bono Award: Kathryn E. Legomsky

  • November 24, 2015
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By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge Katie Legomsky has a busy day job. Since 2010, she's been an attorney in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and she's currently on a one-year detail as a trial attorney at the DOJ Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section. But it's the work she does during her spare time that earned her our 2015 Government Pro Bono Award. Since 2011, Katie has volunteered for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, serving as a pro bono litigator and a mentor for junior volunteers. (More…)
2015 Above & Beyond Award: Jen Tschirch

2015 Above & Beyond Award: Jen Tschirch

  • November 20, 2015
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By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge Since joining our board in fall 2012, Jennifer Tschirch (by day, Pro Bono Coordinator at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law) has thrown herself into the work of Washington Council of Lawyers. Jen agreed to take on a massive job: organizing DC Pro Bono Week, an annual series of events, trainings, and programs to celebrate and promote pro bono work. Under Jen's leadership, DC Pro Bono Week has grown and flourished. As one of our board members said, when reflecting on Jen’s work, “I feel like DC Pro Bono Week has become a national model for local community engagement and Jen’s organization and dedication is a very big reason.” (More…)
2015 Legal Services Award: Rebecca Lindhurst

2015 Legal Services Award: Rebecca Lindhurst

  • November 13, 2015
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By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge Our 2015 Legal Services Award goes to Rebecca Lindhurst, a Managing Attorney in the Legal Clinic at Bread for the City. Rebecca has worked with Bread for the City since she arrived in DC in 2002, and she has demonstrated an uncommon devotion to serving members of the low-income community. At the same time, she has worked tirelessly to build associations and create programs to ensure that even more low-income tenants have access to representation, and to seek policy changes leading to better protection of tenants' rights. (More…)
2015 Awards Ceremony: Calling All Nominations

2015 Awards Ceremony: Calling All Nominations

  • August 18, 2015
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Our annual Awards Ceremony gives us a chance to recognize the outstanding contributions of lawyers who perform exceptional pro bono and public-interest work. Our 2015 Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 10.
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