It is my privilege to announce that the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia has been named as one of the top 50 “Best NonProfits to Work for 2013” by The NonProfit Times, a national publication. Legal Aid was ranked 14th overall and 6th among organizations of similar size around the country.
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Regular readers of our blog know that Legal Aid’s mission is to “Make Justice Real” – in individual and systematic ways – for individuals, families, and communities in the District of Columbia who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. Legal Aid staff and volunteers provide a continuum of services from client education to full representation before a court or an administrative tribunal. Types of cases include preventing evictions and homelessness, preserving affordable housing, preserving home ownership, ensuring a safe and decent place to live, curbing abusive debt collection practices, securing access to health care, nutrition, and public benefits, protecting families against domestic violence, and promoting family stability through child support and custody arrangements. I have known since I began working at Legal Aid some eight years ago that this is an incredible organization made up of passionate individuals strongly committed to Legal Aid’s mission and driven to make a difference for our clients and our community as a whole. Being recognized by The NonProfit Times only confirms my conviction.