DC Bar Pro Bono Program Strives To Meet Legal Needs

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:00

Last year, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Committee witnessed a 30 percent increase in the caseload at the program's Advocacy & Justice Clinics, where attorney volunteers are assigned to clients with cases where representation will likely make a difference.

The program has taken on an additional load of Social Security disability cases at a time when the budgets of many local legal service providers have been slashed and full-time poverty attorneys have been laid off.

The committee is asking members to consider making a year-end gift to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and help expand the talent pool of D.C. Bar members volunteering their time to help neighbors in need.

Contributions will help hundreds of District residents who are struggling to stay in their homes, keep custody of their children, save their businesses from failure, or win public benefits they've been wrongfully denied to obtain the legal representation they so critically need.

Please donate now so that the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program can continue to meet the rising need with award-winning creativity and dedication. To donate, visit www.dcbar.org.