Entries by Jackie

Thank You Happy Hour!

Calling all DCVLP volunteer lawyers … Join us for for Volunteer Happy Hour on Oct. 26 at 5:30 pm. We can’t wait to see you! Questions? Email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at RSVP@dcvlp.org.

Paul Weiss: Thank you!

Thank you to @PaulWeiss for hosting our largest general volunteer lawyer training to date! We appreciate your dedication to helping domestic violence victims and at-risk children! #probono #spreadthelove #endDVinDC #atriskchildren

Welcome to Our Fall Interns & Law Fellow!

We are pleased to introduce our newest class of fall interns and law fellow. Our college interns are Moriah Denton of Howard University, Joy Scott, a graduate Stanford University and a recent fellow at the NoVo Foundation, Sofia Baneth, a graduate of American University (front row), and Isaiah Beaton of American University (back row, right). […]

Gaslight: Psychological Abuse

Gaslight: 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 Bergman) whose partner (Charles Boyer) gaslights her—with terrifying consequences. Buy tickets for only $13 at https://silver.afi.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=1001&txtSessionId=11824&visLang=1 Join us at […]

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 […]

Mayor Bowser & Deputy Mayor Chung at Voices Against Violence

Thank you to Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor HyeSook Chung for supporting the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project and the work we do on behalf of domestic violence victims and at-risk children. Both joined us on May 16, 2017 at our annual benefit, Voices Against Violence, where Ambassador Caroline Kennedy gave remarks to a crowd […]

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 […]