Our Montgomery County location is officially in operation!
We are thrilled to announce that our Montgomery County location is officially in operation!
Co-located with the Family Justice Center at
600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 500 | Rockville, MD 20852
Since 2008, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) has been a critical resource for domestic violence survivors, at-risk children, and vulnerable immigrants in the District, providing thousands of indigent DC residents with pro bono legal services they could not otherwise access.
Over the last several years, our neighbors in Montgomery County, MD have also experienced an unmet need for representation of domestic violence victims in Peace & Protective Orders and in family law cases – which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this growing need, we were invited by the Family Justice Center to explore the possibility of bringing our services to Maryland.
After an extensive and successful pilot project, our Board of Directors unanimously approved our geographic expansion into Montgomery County in September of 2022. We are thrilled to announce that, over the last month, we have successfully begun operating out of the Family Justice Center in Montgomery County.
In our first month, we have welcomed two Managing Attorneys to our MD Office, Katherine Bradley and Karen Foxman, who have begun providing legal advice and representation for victims of domestic violence referred to DCVLP through the Family Justice Center.
A Montgomery County resident herself, Katherine shares of her experience so far, “I grew up in Montgomery County and have raised my kids in Montgomery County. To give back to my own community, it feels different. There’s such a sense of personal connection to this work.”
As an attorney who has represented vulnerable individuals, Karen (also a Montgomery County resident) knows first-hand the difference having an attorney makes for our clients. She feels, “honored to have the opportunity to provide a voice for survivors, in court, in Montgomery County.”
Please join us in welcoming Katherine and Karen to team DCVLP and stay tuned for additional updates about our MD operation! Thank you to the Family Justice Center and our many supporters who have made it possible for DCVLP to expand our services into the larger DMV.