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Deaf Dog and the Indictments

June 23, 2023

Washington, D.C.’s Own All-Judge Band Returns to the Stage

By John Funk

Eighteen years ago, a group of D.C. Superior Court associate and magistrate judges formed a blues band on a whim for a judicial conference talent show. And in the nearly two decades since, they’ve continued to rock out on local stages.

Justice Scale

May 02, 2023

Conference Panel Reiterates Need to Prioritize Access to Justice

By John Funk

At a crucial moment when the need for affordable legal services continues to rise, a panel of the District of Columbia’s top advocates of legal services met to discuss the importance, the challenges, and the future of access to justice in Washington, D.C.

Access to Justice Initiative

April 18, 2023

D.C. Legal Community Comes Out in Force to Support Access to Justice Initiative

By John Funk

Legal services providers, advocates, and other community members rallied in support of Washington D.C.’s Access to Justice Initiative at a D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety hearing April 13, urging the District’s legislative body to preserve funding at fiscal year 2023 levels.

Feng Tian

November 17, 2021

Meet the IP Volunteer with a PhD in Organic Chemistry

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati associate Feng Tian holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, secured patents for pharmaceutical inventions, and even helped create a drug candidate for treatment of diabetes. How did his career in research science lead him to a career in intellectual property law and volunteer service with the Pro Bono Center's Nonprofit & Small Business Legal Assistance Programs?

Apartment Building

October 25, 2021

D.C. Lawyers Record One Million Hours of Pro Bono Service

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has released its new Pro Bono Initiative Report showing that 65 law firms across the District rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, devoting a record-breaking 1,049,139 hours of pro bono work in 2020 to assist D.C. residents in need of legal help.