Entries by Jackie

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 […]