Washington DC | March 20, 2018 – The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is pleased to announce that the NFL Foundation has agreed to be a top sponsor of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. All proceeds will benefit our programs for domestic violence victims and at-risk children. The event will be held on May 17, 2018 at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. Co-chairs are Sandra McCoy, Caroline Niles, Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Alison Shulman and Katharine Weymouth.
Honorees Tina Tchen and Connie Britton
We will be honoring Tina Tchen, who is a partner at BuckleySandler and spearheading the Legal Defense Fund of Time’s Up, and Connie Britton, advocate and actor (9-1-1, Nashville and Friday Night Lights). Previous honorees include First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
About the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
“At the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, we believe nobody should be forced to live in a violent or abusive home.” — Karen Marcou, Executive Director
Since 2008, the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, founded by three women attorneys, has utilized a unique non-profit model to provide training, supervision and support to thousands of volunteer attorneys who, in turn, provide pro bono assistance to thousands of domestic violence victims and at-risk children in the District. These dedicated attorneys represent victims in protection order, custody, child support and divorce cases, and serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with domestic violence and abuse. The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project also operates a Domestic Violence Resource Clinic in Southwest DC, providing victims with legal, housing and counseling services.