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 […]
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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.” […]
Washington DC | March 20, 2018 – The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is pleased to announce that the NFL Foundation has agreed to be a top sponsor of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. All proceeds will benefit our programs for domestic violence victims and at-risk children. The event will be held on May 17, 2018 at the Japanese Ambassador’s […]
Washington DC | February 27, 2018 – The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is pleased to announce Tina Tchen and Connie Britton will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 17, 2018 at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. Co-chairs are Sandra McCoy, Caroline Niles, Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Alison Shulman and Katharine Weymouth. Previous honorees include […]
Paley Rothman Partner brings expertise to growing non-profit Washington DC | February 6, 2018 – The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is honored to announce that Tracey Coates, a Litigation and Family Law Partner at Paley Rothman, will be joining its Board of Directors. For the past four years, Ms. Coates has volunteered at the DC Volunteer […]
See an awesome article on us in the Washington Jewish Week! Excerpt below. Legal Director Sara Tennen said domestic violence survivors come to their practice seeking a civil protection order from their abuser — a restraining order that protects the victim for one year. Those clients often come back to pursue permanent orders, such as […]