Entries by Jackie

Thank You Happy Hour!

Calling all DCVLP volunteer lawyers … Join us for for Volunteer Happy Hour on Oct. 26 at 5:30 pm. We can’t wait to see you! Questions? Email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at RSVP@dcvlp.org.

Paul Weiss: Thank you!

Thank you to @PaulWeiss for hosting our largest general volunteer lawyer training to date! We appreciate your dedication to helping domestic violence victims and at-risk children! #probono #spreadthelove #endDVinDC #atriskchildren

Welcome to Our Fall Interns & Law Fellow!

We are pleased to introduce our newest class of fall interns and law fellow. Our college interns are Moriah Denton of Howard University, Joy Scott, a graduate Stanford University and a recent fellow at the NoVo Foundation, Sofia Baneth, a graduate of American University (front row), and Isaiah Beaton of American University (back row, right). […]

Gaslight: Psychological Abuse

Gaslight: Screening and Discussion at AFI Silver Theatre The recent buzzword “gaslighting” describes abuse that manipulates a victim into losing their sense of reality. The classic film Gaslight tells the story of a domestic violence victim (Ingrid Bergman) whose partner (Charles Boyer) gaslights her—with terrifying consequences. Buy tickets for only $13 at https://silver.afi.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=1001&txtSessionId=11824&visLang=1 Join us at […]

Fall Volunteer Lawyer Events: Be a Voice in Court for Victims & Children

We invite all lawyers to our Fall 2017 training events to learn about representing domestic violence victims and at-risk children. We provide all the resources you need to be a voice in court for victims and children, including free trainings; in-court supervision and mentoring; malpractice insurance; and more. DC Bar membership is not required. Details […]

2016 Annual Report

At the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, we believe nobody should be forced to live in a violent or abusive home. Read our 2016 Annual Report to see how our volunteer attorneys helped 600 clients escape violence and rebuild their lives. The pit-bull was salivating on Jenna’s neck, waiting for the order to bite her. Her husband was barely holding back […]