Entries by Jackie

Biden & Biden

“Get men involved,” said Vice President Joe Biden at a reception in honor of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) for their annual “Voices Against Violence” event at the residence of The Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Sasae.  “Pick up your damn phone. Call. Spread the word. You’ve got to stand up because we can’t […]

DCVLP Announces Major Gift, Funding For Innovative Fellowship From Adrienne Arsht

New Gift Enables DCVLP to Serve More Domestic Violence Victims, Support Professional Re-entry of Career Break Lawyers WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) announced today thatAdrienne Arsht, philanthropist, business leader, and longtime supporter, has made a major gift to the organization, a portion of which will be used to establish […]

He held a gun to my head. I loved him.

Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Crazy Love” and a TED Talk about the many reasons abuse victims stay. She was the general manager of The Washington Post Magazine from 2001 to 2006. Just before I fell in love with a man who abused me, I spouted off […]

A Visit with Ordinary Heroes

A mother survives domestic abuse, but realizes she needs a civil protection order, as well as custody of her child, but she may not be able to afford legal representation. Five years ago, a group of lawyers came together to support clients like her. They founded the DC Volunteers Lawyer Project (DCVLP) to recruit, train, […]

Bridging the Gap: DCVLP Serves Many Washingtonians in Need

Sitting in the back of a Washington, D.C., courtroom, Marla Spindel, JD ’93, listened carefully. Two parents were trying to agree on a visitation schedule for their son before a Superior Court judge. The young lawyer helping with the negotiations was part of Ms. Spindel’s D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. The case was full of troubling […]