Washington Lawyer - April/May 2018 - 27
Small Business Brief Advice
Legal Clinic: Volunteer attorney
Kenneth D. Brody assists small
Transforming the District
through pro bono service
Delivering on the promise of
equal access to justice.
ince 1978, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has
increased access to justice by delivering free
legal assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors.
Our award-winning clinics and programs serve not
only individuals, but the nonprofit organizations
and small businesses on which they rely every day
for critical support and services. We believe in the
power of pro bono service to transform the lives of
people living in poverty and our shared community.
Day after day, we see the difference our pro bono
attorneys make in the fight for equal access to justice: the number of lives improved, homes saved,
and neighborhoods strengthened. In 2017, our small
staff harnessed the power of more than 1,700 volunteers to serve almost 17,000 of our D.C. neighbors.
Our life-changing work over the past 40 years would
not be possible without the support of dedicated
volunteers, loyal law firm and federal agency partners, and generous donors. With gratitude to all
of you, the Pro Bono Center is proud to highlight
our key accomplishments and recognize our most
generous contributors in the following pages.
Thank you for being a partner in our work to transform our community.
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is supported
entirely by voluntary contributions, not
D.C. Bar membership dues.
Recipient of the American Bar Association's 2016
Harrison Tweed Award for extraordinary efforts to
improve legal services availability to people living