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Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia's annual Generous Associates Campaign has officially begun!  This Campaign—organized, led, and driven by associates across the city—aims to raise much needed funds for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.  Each year this important Campaign raises over one-quarter of Legal Aid’s budget—that is, one-quarter of the budget for the oldest and largest non-profit civil legal services organization in the District.  While the Campaign is organized by associates, contributions are happily accepted and encouraged from everybody connected with a law firm in the city or from anyone else.

Last year, Akin raised an impressive $16,778, which secured us 5th place for our size category.  This year Legal Aid has raised the bar, so please dig deep into your pockets this summer to help the Campaign reach its goal of $2,000,000! 

In 2017, the Campaign raised a record-shattering $1,790,000, allowing Legal Aid to help over 10,000 D.C. residents gain access to justice.  This is a true testament to our legal community’s dedication to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  The District is enjoying a strong economy that has not translated to those living in poverty.  Legal Aid’s clients—low-income individuals living in D.C.—are still struggling to make ends meet while confronted with issues such as trying to get heat restored in their homes in the winter, escaping domestic violence, facing abusive debt collection practices, and securing much-needed unemployment benefits.  This year, in an effort to increase their services for D.C.’s low-income community, Legal Aid has also established a new immigration practice which provides advice and representation to members of D.C.’s immigrant communities. It is more critical than ever to ensure that Legal Aid has the resources necessary to provide legal services to clients in those life-altering situations. 

Akin has always been supportive of pro bono work and particularly of Legal Aid.  Please join us this year as we aim to set a new record to make justice real for D.C. residents who might not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer. The campaign ends on Thursday, June 30th, so make sure to get your donations in by the end of the month!

Our Supporters

  • Elise Benjamin 3 weeks ago $51.45
  • Danette Cruse 3 weeks ago $20.58
  • Scott Heimberg 3 weeks ago $100.00
  • C Fairley Spillman 3 weeks ago $500.00
  • Andrew Gear 3 weeks ago $112.00
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  • Anthony Pierce Last month $5,000.00
  • Arshi Siddiqui 3 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Last month $816.00
  • Donald Pongrace 4 weeks ago $514.50
  • David Applebaum 4 weeks ago $514.50
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