Entries by Laura Taylor

Announcing Sara Tennen as DCVLP’s new Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Sara Tennen, who has served as Deputy Director for the past year, will become our Executive Director effective July 1, 2019. Sara will be replacing co-founder Karen Marcou, who has been an exemplary leader of our organization for the past twelve years. Karen will remain actively engaged with DCVLP […]

Welcome our Summer 2019 Interns!

We are excited to announce our six summer interns. We are so happy they are going to be joining us this summer! Sari Lerner is a rising senior at the University of Maryland. She is majoring in Family Science with a double minor in Philosophy and Law and Society. She has interned as a legal […]

NOW HIRING: Domestic Violence Supervising Attorney

SUPERVISING ATTORNEY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to create, support and utilize a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia who are domestic violence victims, at-risk children, or have other urgent family law needs. […]

Welcome Our Spring 2019 Interns!

We are so excited about our Spring 2019 Intern Class! Mary Otoo interned with us last semester and is continuing her internship through this semester. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a B.A. in History with Honors. She is currently an Executive Assistant at Guggenheim Productions. She has interned at Kellogg, […]

Upcoming Training Events

Thinking about becoming a volunteer? The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides all you need to become a volunteer lawyer with intensive training, in-court supervision and mentoring by an experienced DCVLP Supervising Attorney, a weekly newsletter, an online legal library and many other resources so you can effectively represent domestic violence victims and at-risk children in […]

Apply to our Spring Legal Internship!

Spring Legal Internship The DC Volunteers Lawyers Project (DCVLP) is searching for current college students or recent graduates to join our dedicated staff of lawyers and administrators for a part-time internship in Washington, DC. If you are interested in working at an established legal non-profit, this could be the internship for you! In this role, […]

Meet our Fall 2018 Interns!

We are so happy to have our Fall 2018 class of interns! Julia Mikolajczak is entering her last year at the University of Maryland as a Junior, majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice. She is a team leader for Partners in Print that aims to educate families about literacy improvement strategies and their rights in the education […]

Welcome Our New Volunteer Coordinator

DCVLP welcomed a new Volunteer Coordinator this past September! Milena Benitez recruits, welcomes, and arranges trainings for new volunteers. She also provides operational support for the organization in the areas of finance, HR, grant management, internal events, and general support. Previously she worked at The Kennedy Krieger Institute helping children in the Pediatric Feeding Disorder […]

New Staff Joins DCVLP!

This past July, two new staff members joined the DCVLP team! Lauren Leavell, our new Paralegal and Data Manger, received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2017, majoring in International Politics and International Security. She began her career in D.C. as an intern for former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates at the […]