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FEATURE
Common Good
City Farm volunteers
pack freshly harvested
produce for distri -
bution to residents
near LeDroit Park.
was in the process of transitioning to executive director of the Pro Bono
Center. The two established a relationship that helped Flack build Exelon's
strong commitment to the center's Nonprofit & Small Business Legal
Assistance Programs.
The results are a point of pride for Exelon and for Flack, personally. " We
have many D.C.-based employees, and we want to work with a D.C.based
organization, " Flack says. " I know that if I say we're working with
the Pro Bono Center, we are going to have good results and people are
going to be satisfied that they have accomplished something. "
Flack retired from Exelon at the end of August but continues her pro
bono commitments. " I don't want to lose these connections, " says Flack,
who serves on the board of directors for Ayuda. " There's so much going
on and so many organizations that are helping people. It's motivating
learning what's out there. My volunteer activities have really broadened
my perspective. "
FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR
In 2021 the Pro Bono Center assisted 274 nonprofits with its brief advice
clinics, according to Qu. " Compared to our peers, I think that's a standout
number. Other legal services organizations across the country have comparable
educational offerings, and they do clinics, but the scale of what
we are doing is significant. "
Common Good has certainly benefited from the Pro Bono Center's legal
services. Supported by some 3,000 volunteers over its 15 years in existence,
Common Good has harvested more than 10 tons of fresh produce
for the community. Today it is one of more than 200 gardens in the
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District, ranging from school and community gardens to urban farms,
mapped by the Office of Urban Agriculture established by Mayor Muriel
Bowser in 2020 to support sustainable, equitable, and resilient local food
production on both private and public lands.
Under Trumbull's leadership, Common Good has flourished. In 2020 the
farm's staff and volunteers produced more than 49,000 servings of fruits
and vegetables, as well as two gallons of honey. The harvest enabled
them to distribute more than 25,000 pounds of free produce to LeDroit
Park neighborhood residents, with priority given to those participating
in SNAP; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,
and Children; and other programs addressing hunger and nutrition.
Common Good also sells produce at weekly farmers markets on a paywhat-you-can
basis and offers courses in cooking, canning, herbalism,
and regenerative agriculture.
Since attending the Pro Bono Center's nonprofit fundamentals course
and taking advantage of its brief advice services, Trumbull has overseen
the revision of Common Good's bylaws, improved its insurance coverage,
and revised its employee handbook for greater clarity. A new errors
and omissions policy has helped provide liability coverage for the farm's
herbalist.
And, in August, Trumbull became the first employee to avail of Common
Good's recently adopted family leave policy.
Reach D.C. Bar staff writer Jeremy Conrad at jconrad@dcbar.org.
Jati Lindsay Photography

Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022

Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Toward Well-Being
Planting the Seeds: Pro Bono Helps Nonprofits Flourish
A Primer on D.C.’s New Debt Collection Law
Eviction Writ Quashing: Last Line of Defense for Tenants
Employment Law Implications of Dobbs
How Immigration Can Help Solve the U.S. Pilot Shortage
Ten Things You Might Have Forgotten Since the Pandemic
SPECIAL SECTION Young Lawyers Bring Passion to Public Interest Work
Attorney Briefs
Taking the Stand
Disciplinary Summaries
On Further Review
Member Spotlight
Worth Reading
Speaking of Ethics
The Learning Curve
The Pro Bono Effect
A Slice of Wry
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Cover1
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Cover2
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 1
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 2
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 3
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 4
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Your Voice
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 6
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Toward Well-Being
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Planting the Seeds: Pro Bono Helps Nonprofits Flourish
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 11
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 12
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 13
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - A Primer on D.C.’s New Debt Collection Law
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 15
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 16
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 17
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Eviction Writ Quashing: Last Line of Defense for Tenants
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 19
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Employment Law Implications of Dobbs
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 21
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - How Immigration Can Help Solve the U.S. Pilot Shortage
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Ten Things You Might Have Forgotten Since the Pandemic
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - SPECIAL SECTION Young Lawyers Bring Passion to Public Interest Work
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 31
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 32
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Attorney Briefs
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Taking the Stand
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 35
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Disciplinary Summaries
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 37
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - On Further Review
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 39
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Member Spotlight
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Worth Reading
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - 43
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - Speaking of Ethics
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - The Learning Curve
Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - The Pro Bono Effect
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Washington Lawyer - November/December 2022 - A Slice of Wry
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