Making Justice Real

The Official Blog of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Apr 21

2017

Next Week: Legal Aid Will Honor Vanita Gupta

On Tuesday, April 25, Legal Aid will present our highest honor – the Servant of Justice Award – to Vanita Gupta, incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. This award will be presented by Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Read more →

Apr 19

2017

Next Week: Legal Aid Will Honor Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.

On Tuesday April 25, Legal Aid will present our highest honor – the Servant of Justice Award – to Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. This award will be presented by Paul M. Smith, Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and Vice-President of Campaign Legal Center. Read more →

Apr 05

2017

Legal Aid’s Public Benefits Team Urges Agency Accountability at D.C. Council Oversight Hearings

As part of Legal Aid’s continuing systemic advocacy efforts, members of our Public Benefits Unit testified last month on the performance of four D.C. agencies which directly impact the lives of thousands of District residents, including hundreds of Legal Aid clients, every year: the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health Care Finance, the Department of Employment Services, and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Read more →

Apr 04

2017

Legal Aid Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Its Medicare Part D Project

Just over 10 years ago, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program went into effect. Shortly thereafter, Legal Aid and our non-profit and law firm partners went into action to help Medicare beneficiaries access this benefit. A decade later, this project is still helping hundreds of low-income individuals who are elderly or struggle with disabilities to access life-saving medications.

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Mar 27

2017

Legal Aid Announces 2017 Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is proud to announce that we will be honoring David Young of Ropes & Gray LLP with the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence at this year’s Servant of Justice Awards Dinner taking place on April 25th.
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