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On December 6, 2018 the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project presented its Volunteers of the Year awards to a fantastic and dedicated group of lawyers who spend their free time representing domestic violence victims and at-risk children in court. We could not do this work without you! Thank you on behalf of the 1000 domestic violence victims […]
This year the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project celebrated a decade of service to our community with our dedicated attorneys providing free legal services to over 1,000 domestic violence survivors and at-risk children. We also partnered with some of the city’s best social service and medical organizations to open two walk-in Family Legal Clinics, one with Community of Hope and Martha’s Table , […]
DCVLP Board of Director Tracey Coates snd DCVLP Deputy Director Sara Tennen discuss the impact of domestic violence on the divorce process on The Divorce Chronicles podcast. Listen at https://www.buzzsprout.com/166030/825457-the-impact-of-domestic-violence-on-the-divorce-process-with-guest-sara-tennen.
With the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) and My Sister’s Place, we provide victims access to legal services, housing assistance, counseling and and emergency financial assistance at our weekly Domestic Violence Resource Clinic. Our walk-in clinic is held each Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 I St SW, DC (near Waterfront metro). DCVLP lawyers can help […]
We are excited to introduce our new Family Legal Clinic for domestic violence victims and non-parent caregivers at The Commons at Stanton Square in Anacostia. The Commons at Stanton Square is new collaborative anchored by Community of Hope and Martha’s Table and supported by the Hornig Brothers. Services are focused on Ward 8 children and families […]
Join us on September 13th to learn about volunteering with us!
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project gives not just hope but tangible resources to actually help survivors of domestic violence shift and transcend the legacy of abuse.
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is celebrating it’s 10th year of providing pro bono legal services to domestic violence victims and at-risk children in the District of Columbia. Hear from our Executive Director Karen Barker Marcou, Legal Director Sara Tennen, volunteer lawyers, and clients discuss the impact of our work over the past decade.
Check out the article on Karen Barker Marcou (DCVLP’s Executive Director), Kathleen Buhle Biden (DCVLP’s Director of Strategic Partnerships), and the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project in April’s issue of Washington Life! April’s Issue of Washington Life “When a victim stands in court with a DCVLP attorney on either side … it gives her a sense of support and confidence she wouldn’t otherwise have. It’s really powerful.” […]
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