One of the Best…

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Advocates, Events, Homelessness, Housing, Law, Non Profit | 0 comments

The Legal Clinic is honored to announce our inclusion in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities. We were selected to be refeatured in the 11th annual Catalogue, which has, since 2003, raised more than $21 million for featured nonprofits. The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous: members of a 120-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the...

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“Why I Do Pro Bono Work”

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Advocates, Law, Non Profit, People | 0 comments

To cap the end of National Pro Bono Week, The Legal Clinic thanks our amazing volunteers whose hard work and dedication ensures that nearly a thousand low and no income residents in the District are able to access justice each year. The following was written by one of our outstanding volunteer attorneys, Erin Kriynovich. The needs of the homeless population in the District are both great and immediate, and through the Legal Clinic, I believe a...

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Why We Need More Legal Services Lawyers

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in Advocates, Clients, Homelessness, Law, Non Profit, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Written by Shaina Lamchick, a Legal Clinic summer law clerk and rising 2L at American University, Washington College of Law. I cannot count the number of times I was told by family members and strangers alike to avoid law school at all costs. “Lawyers do more harm than good,” they would say. “There are too many lawyers already.” They were wrong. As of a 2009 report, there was one lawyer for every 429 people in the general U.S. population and...

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A Time To Reflect and Give Thanks

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in Non Profit, People | 0 comments

This is the time of year when we reflect upon what we’re thankful for, and to be sure, that list is long. But it’s also a time for us to recognize the challenges facing so many of our neighbors, challenges that can be overcome only through the concerted efforts of everyone in our community. While many of us are looking forward to sitting down to a large Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, thousands of DC residents live in poverty and...

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“Why I Do Pro Bono Work”

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 in Advocates, Law, Non Profit, People | 0 comments

To mark the end of National Pro Bono Week, we’d like to thank our amazing volunteer attorneys, whose steadfast advocacy on behalf of low and no income residents allows the Legal Clinic to provide representation to thousands of clients each year and to engage in transformative systemic litigation. As a direct result of the contributions of these attorneys and their dedication to pro bono work, our most vulnerable neighbors are able to access...

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April 2011 Issue of “Home Front”

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 in Non Profit | 0 comments

The April, 2011 issue of our newsletter, “Home Front,” just went out. Please take a look and subscribe for free! You will receive a comprehensive summary of the great work WLCH is doing each month! http://conta.cc/h52TxK

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