DC Legal Services Groups Awarded $3.4 Million

On March 17, 2014, The National Law Journal (NLJ) reported that “twenty legal services projects across the District of Columbia will receive more than $3.4 million this year in publicly funded grants.”

Arent Fox Chairman Emeritus Marc L. Fleischaker, president of the DC Bar Foundation board of directors, said in a statement that “The Access to Justice funds place lawyers in the most underserved communities of the District. These investments allow the nonprofit legal community to provide high-quality legal services at the doorstep of those who are in most need.”

NLJ reported that “The annual Access to Justice Grants are funded by the DC Council and distributed by the DC Bar Foundation. This year’s recipients include two new projects aimed at providing legal services to low-income workers in Wards 5 and 7, as well as low-income DC residents with disabilities. The foundation awarded approximately $250,000 more in grants this year than in 2013. The single largest grant, $589,500, went to a joint project by Bread for the City and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia that provides in-court legal services to clients in landlord and tenant matters.”

To read the NLJ article, click here.


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