Entries by Jackie

Gaslight: Psychological Abuse at Its Worst

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 Berman) whose partner (Charles Boyer) gaslights her—with terrifying consequences. Join us at AFI Theater in Silver Spring on October […]

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 […]

Voices Against Violence | Caroline Kennedy

Voices Against Violence A Benefit for Domestic Violence Victims & At-Risk Children Ambassador Caroline Kennedy with Ambassador Kenichiro and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae Together, we raised $500,000 for domestic violence victims and at-risk children! Friends, Everyone here at the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is still riding high on the success of our Voices Against Violence reception last week. Over 500 supporters, […]

Roxana Cannon Arsht Law Fellowships

The Roxana Cannon Arsht Law Fellowship is named in honor of Adrienne Arsht’s remarkable mother, The Hon. Roxana Cannon Arsht.  Adrienne Arsht established the fellowship at the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project to honor her mother’s groundbreaking achievements as Delaware’s fifth female lawyer and as the first female judge appointed in Delaware. Arsht Law Fellows are lawyers who […]