Leadership Cabinet

Nadira Clarke

Legal Aid’s Leadership Cabinet recognizes organizational donors — law firms, corporations, and foundations — that support our work in significant ways. Legal Aid raises the vast majority of its funding through private contributions, so the importance of this support cannot be overstated. 

Updated 9/6/2022

Platinum Patron - $75,000 & Up

Arnold & Porter LLP*

Covington & Burling LLP*

DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants

District of Columbia Bar Foundation

Executive Office of the Mayor

Kirkland & Ellis LLP*

Latham & Watkins LLP*

Sidley Austin LLP*

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP*

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP*

 

*Represents firms participating in the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District’s legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving and annually recognizing and celebrating those firms that have donated at benchmark levels.

Gold Patron - $50,000-$74,999

Williams & Connolly LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Yale Law School

*Represents firms participating in the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District’s legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving and annually recognizing and celebrating those firms that have donated at benchmark levels.

Silver Patron - $25,000-$49,999

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP*
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
  • Dentons US LLP*
  • Gilbert LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP*
  • Miller & Chevalier Chartered*
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP*
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP*
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP*
  • Ujala Foundation
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP*

*Represents firms participating in the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District’s legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving and annually recognizing and celebrating those firms that have donated at benchmark levels.

Bronze Patron - $10,000-$24,999

ACA Compliance Group

Allen & Overy LLP

Amazon.com, Inc.

ArentFox Schiff*

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Blank Rome LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Buckley LLP*

Chemonics International

Citi Private Bank

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP*

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Crowell & Moring LLP*

Davis & Harman LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

DLA Piper LLP*

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.*

Ernst & Young LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP*

Foley & Lardner LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gilbert LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Groom Law Group, Chartered

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

Jenner & Block LLP

Jones Day*

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP*

KPMG LLP

Kramer Levin

Lowenstein Sandler LLP*

McDermott Will & Emery

McGuireWoods LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Norton Rose Fulbright

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray, LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

*Represents firms participating in the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District’s legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving and annually recognizing and celebrating those firms that have donated at benchmark levels.

Patron - $5,000-$9,999

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Arendt & Medernach SA

Capital Group Companies Global

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Eyman Associates

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Fish & Richardson, PC

Hilton Worldwide

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

National Women's Law Center

Neall Family Charitable Foundation

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

William E. & Mary E. Ayer Charitable Fund

Winston & Strawn LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

*Represents firms participating in the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to substantially increase financial support to the District’s legal services community by establishing benchmarks for law firm giving and annually recognizing and celebrating those firms that have donated at benchmark levels.

In addition to their generous financial contributions, the following firms loan an associate to Legal Aid on a full-time basis for 4- or 6-month rotations:

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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16 Sep 2022

The District Must Do Far Better than Mayor Bowser’s Migrant Services and Supports Emergency Act of 2022

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08 Aug 2022

Making Justice Real Campaign Raises $3.3 Million for DC Legal Aid

For the third-consecutive year, DC’s legal community came together to raise more than $3 million for DC Legal Aid through the Making Justice Real Campaign, setting a new record at $3,305,388. Nearly half of the total was raised in the last week of the two-month drive, which ran from June 6 to August 5. “It is incredibly humbling for thousands of people from nearly every major law firm in the District to unite behind Legal Aid’s mission,” said Joan McKown, President of Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees and a Partner at Jones Day. “Especially at a time of increasing need for our client community, this is unbelievably good news.”
25 Jul 2022

DC Council Committees Must Approve the Domestic Worker Protections Bill This Fall

Legal Aid is deeply concerned about Chair Mendelson’s recent decision to change the committee referral for the Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022 (Bill 24-712). As a strong supporter of the Domestic Worker Employment Rights bill, we believe his re-referral could effectively stall the bill’s progress during the final year of Council Period 24. This triple referral causes an unnecessary delay that will hurt essential workers, such as home health aides, to whom we regularly provide direct legal services. Legal Aid urges Business Committee Chairman McDuffie and Government Operations Committee Chairman Robert White to consider and mark up the measure immediately (September or October) when the Council returns from recess so that the Council can pass the bill before the end of the year.