Making Justice Real

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

One-Year Anniversary of

On June 1, 2009, Legal Aid launched this blog. It was our goal to raise issues related to equal justice, promote public policy changes that improved the lives of people living in poverty and to keep in better touch with our supporters and friends.

We have posted 149 entries over the last year. Many have discussed cases or projects; others have urged action to bring about changes in agencies, the courts or the law or focused on general access to justice issues. The blog had more than 9700 visits over the last year and 178 people subscribe to receive our posts through e-mail.

As we pass this anniversary, we ask for your help. Please let us know what you think. Your views are important to us, so some constructive feedback on how we are doing would be greatly appreciated. You can post a comment on the blog or email Sandra Read-Brown at Thank you for reading

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  • Kathryn Baer on Jun 03, 2010

    You're doing a great job. I follow your blog in my reader, and I'm pretty picky about what I subscribe to. I'm personally most interested in the postings that describe cases DC Legal Aid has handled and others that offer the organization's unique perspective on local issues. Much less interested in postings that talk about your fundraisers, etc. But I understand they're necessary.

  • Matt Fraidin on Jun 02, 2010

    The blog has been extremely informative.  You're doing important, cutting-edge work at LAS.  It is educational to learn about your accomplishments via the blog, and to hear your insights on other issues related to poverty, justice, and the District of Columbia.  Thanks, and keep it up!