DCVLP News
DCVLP Featured in 2013 WBAF Grantee Video
 
 
DCVLP Co-Executive Director Jenny Brody discusses our organization and model in the 2013 Women's Bar Association Foundation 2013 Grantee Video. 
 
DCVLP Mentioned in The DC Bar's October 2013 President Letter
Andrea Ferster, current DC Bar President, gave a great shout out to DCVLP in her President's Letter, in the October issue of Washington Lawyer. 
 
DCVLP Attorneys Named in 2nd Annual "Pro Bono Honor Roll!"
 
 
A round of applause to all the DCVLP volunteer lawyers who donated over 50 hours or more of pro bono service during 2012, and are recognized on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll! DCVLP submitted more than 50 names, 36 of which are included on the High Honor Roll for those who provided more than 100 hours of service. DCVLP's Honor Roll volunteers provided a total of 10,400 hours of service! Thank you all for your hard work!
 
DCVLP's Voices Against Violence 2013 fundraiser was the setting for a passionate speech by Vice President and VAWA Author Joe Biden.
                     
Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of nearly 300 people, many in tears, about the women in his life and how all women deserve to live a life free of violence in their homes. He spoke about how important organizations like DCVLP are in helping those in need. Read about it in this article titled, Joe Biden: 'Women Don't Report Rapes to Avoid Being Raped Again by the System'.
 
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, writes blog post about her visit to DCVLP
 
 
 
Ms. Jarrett wrote a heartwarming blog piece about DCVLP titled, "A Visit with Ordinary Heroes," on the Official White House Blog, March 14th, 2013.  
 
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, visits DCVLP! 
 
 
Ms. Jarrett stopped by the DCVLP office to talk to our founders, staff, volunteers, a former client and some board members on March 13, 2013. We really appreciate her support for DCVLP and her hard work to serve women and girls. Thank you, Ms. Jarrett, for the exciting visit, and for all your amazing work!
 
DCVLP Featured in the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Report of the Pro Bono Task Force
 
 
Click on the above image and read the blurb about DCVLP and the work we do in the 2013 LSC report. 
 
Winter 2013: DCVLP Managing Attorney and Co-Founder Marla Spinel and DCVLP Managing Director Claudia Gwilliam featured in GW Law School's Magazine - Winter 2013 Edition
 
 
Read GW Law School Magazine's article on Marla and Claudia titled, "Bridging the Gap: DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Serves Many Washingtonians in Need," which discusses the work of DCVLP, but also the motivation behind the creation of the organization and Guardian ad Litem practice. 
 
January 2013: DCVLP Board Member Leslie Morgan Steiner on CNN.com 
 
 
Read DCVLP Board Member Leslie Morgan Steiner's powerful CNN.com post, "Why Abused Women Stay in Relationships," about the importance of access to legal help for DV Survivors.
 
DCVLP Vice President Kathleen Biden in January 2013 Edition of Washingtonian Magazine 
 
 
Kathleen Biden, DCVLP Board Member and Vice President, took part in the "Special Inauguration Issue" of Washingtonian Magazine with her sister-in-law Hallie Biden. The two women discussed their work, their families and the many inaugural events they attended. 
 
New DCVLP Board of Directors Member Leslie Morgan Steiner delivers TED talk on DV
 
 
Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of the best-selling memoir Crazy Love and new DCVLP Board Member, recently gave a powerful and moving talk at a TED conference, about her own experiences as a domestic violence survivor.
 
GW Law Professor Wins Award with Nomination from DCVLP Co-Founder Marla Spindel 
 
 

Congratulations to Professor Jerome Barron of The George Washington University Law School for winning an award from the Elizabeth Beckman Award Trust. The winners are nominated by previous students who were inspired by their professors to contribute to society. Professor Barron was nominated by our very own Co-founder and GAL Supervisor, Marla Spindel!

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Winter 2012 Harvard Law School Bulletin Profiles DCVLP Founder, Jenny Brody
 
 
The Harvard Law School Bulletin profiled alum and DCVLP Founder, Jenny Brody, in the Winter 2012 issue. Jenny discussed her work at DCVLP and the importance of asking for volunteers.
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November 2011 BlogTalkRadio Interviews DCVLP Founder, Jenny Brody, on Live Television
 
 
Blogtalkradio along with irelaunch interviewed DCVLP co-founder, Jenny Brody, about lawyers returning to work after taking a career break. Click on the logo above to listen to Jenny speak about founding the DCVLP with just three lawyers!
 

November 2011 The Hispanic Bar Association Features the Happy Hour They Hosted on Behalf of the DCVLP
 
 
On October 27th, HBA-DC and HNBA co-sponsored a networking Happy Hour to benefit the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.  Members attended the event at One Lounge in Dupont Circle and socialized over appetizers and drink specials.  The event raised over $400 for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

October 2011 Verizon Foundation Continues its Support of DCVLP Domestic Violence Programs 
 
DCVLP is grateful to Verizon Foundation for the $10,000 grant which continues to fund our work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence.

September 2011 The Washington Examiner Features DCVLP Co-Founder, Karen Barker Marcou
 
DCVLP Co-Founder Karen Barker Marcou was interviewed by Kytja Weir of the Washington Examiner about the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. They discussed the history and growth of the DCVLP as one of the city's largest pro-bono legal service providers in family law cases. 
 
October 2010   Huffington Post Names DCVLP Co-Founder, Jenny Brody, Greatest Person of the Day
 
The Huffington Post
 
On October 22, 2010 The Huffington Post once again profiled DCVLP by naming one of our co-founders, Jenny Brody, Greatest Person of the Day. The article described Jenny as "an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political crises with creativity, generosity, and passion." We couldn't agree more. Congratulations again, Jenny!

 
October 2010
 
DCVLP's Jenny Brody was chosen as one of five city finalists for the Classy Award's Volunteer of the Year. It's now up to DCVLP volunteers to cast their vote for Jenny by clicking on the above link. If Jenny wins the voting contest, she'll advance to the national competition, potentially winning $10,000 for the DCVLP. Congratulations Jenny.
 
September 2010   Huffington Post Praises DCVLP
 
The Huffington Post
 
The Huffington Post listed DCVLP as the first of "Three Volunteer Organizations Working to Transform The Nation" in an article released on September 14, 2010. Read the article here.
 
On September 21, 2010 The Huffington Post featured the DCVLP in an article titled "The Real Housewives of D.C.: Pro Bono Lawyers Who Fight For Women and Children". The article describes the accomplishments of the DCVLP and of the women who founded it. Read the article here.
 

 
August 2010   St. John's Episcopal Church Outreach Committee Grants Funds to DCVLP
 
 
DCVLP would like to thank Ann La Porta, a parishioner of St. John's Episcopal Church and dedicated DCVLP volunteer, for nominating the organization to receive a grant from the Church. This funding will subsidize the DCVLP litigation fund, enabling our organization to help more D.C. residents in need. Thank you so much, Ann.
 

 
March 2010   DCVLP Recognized as a Leader in Serving Women and Girls in Need
 
DCVLP is honored to be one of 10 local nonprofits recently selected to receive a Washington Area Women's Foundation 2010 Leadership Award. The Leadership Awards Program invests in the work of outstanding, emerging community-based organizations that exhibit vision and impact in serving the critical needs of women and girls. We are grateful to WAWF for their support of our work.
 

  
September 2009    "Stars of the Bar" Awarded!
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia honored the co-founders of the DCVLP -- Jenny Brody, Karen Barker Marcou, Marla Spindel -- as “Stars of the Bar” at its annual reception on September 17, 2009, in recognition of the DCVLP’s contribution to community service.
 
The DCVLP extends its sincere appreciation to the WBA for this award and will continue to expand opportunities for lawyers reentering the workforce to use their legal skills in helping their communities.
 
 

  
June 2009    DCVLP Receives Verizon Foundation Grant  to Combat Domestic Violence

This generous grant will allow the DCVLP to help more domestic violence survivors achieve safety and independence for themselves and their families.
 
 

 
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