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FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Our public defenders and
other criminal defense
attorneys shoulder more than
their fair share of losses and
do so to ensure that the Sixth
Amendment right to counsel
is not an empty promise.

1918, in the midst of World War I, the House
voted 274 to 136 to pass a constitutional
amendment granting women the right to
vote, but the proposal failed in the Senate.
The amendment ultimately passed on May 21,
1919, by a vote of 304 to 90. Then the real
battle began - ratification by three-fourths
of the states. The roller coaster of wins and
losses of the ratification campaign, particularly in Tennessee, the final state to ratify, is
detailed suspensefully in The Woman's Hour.
As Weiss summarizes, "Winning the vote
required seventy-two years of ceaseless
agitation by three generations of dedicated,
fearless suffragists . . . The women who
launched the movement were dead by the
time it was completed; the women who

secured its final success weren't born when
it began."
I dedicate this column to the public defenders,
the criminal defense attorneys, the legal
services lawyers, and the public interest attorneys who focus not on their win-loss record
but rather on maintaining the integrity of our
justice system and bettering our society. They
are our heroes. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
poetically captures their essence: "Not in the
clamor of the crowded street, not in the
shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in
ourselves, are triumph and defeat."

In Memoriam

Donald R. Dunner | May 12, 1931 - October 16, 2019
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center gratefully acknowledges the
members of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
and other generous colleagues and friends of Donald R. Dunner
for their outpouring of support following the recent loss of their
partner, friend and mentor.
Contributions to the Pro Bono Center for the Donald R. Dunner Fund
for Legal Services will allow us to carry on Don's tremendous legacy
of service to our community as we provide free legal help to our
neighbors most in need.
We extend our deep condolences to the Dunner family, and join
the community in mourning the loss of a gracious leader, great friend,
and true champion of equal access to justice.

For information about making a gift to the Donald R. Dunner Fund
for Legal Services, please contact Angela Boone at 202.780.2733 or
aboone@dcbar.org.

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Digital Extras
Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Calendar Of Events
The Opioid Litigation Wars
The Art Of Wellness: Law Firms Get Creative
Combating Secondary Trauma
Debating The Path Forward On Health Care Reform
Taking The Stand
On Further Review
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Attorney Briefs
Speaking Of Ethics
Disciplinary Summaries
Community & Connections
Special Section: Counting Down To The 2020 Conference
Last Word
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Washington Lawyer - January/February 2020 - Your Voice
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