Legal Aid Executive Director Vikram Swaruup was interviewed by Law360: "What's inspired my entire career trajectory is my personal experiences of witnessing discrimination, harassment and violence against the communities that I'm a part of."
Coverage in DCist featured Legal Aid's Vikram Swaruup and former client Melissa Chapman: “Without DC Legal Aid, a lot of people would be left out to dry and would have no voice,” she says. Access to free civil legal services, she adds, “gives people a voice, and makes sure that they’re not railroaded or bullied.”
Testimony from Legal Aid's Amanda Korber was featured in The Washington Post: "To me, this means DCHA is sending a clear message with its policy: It is more interested in clearing its waitlist and making itself look good than actually housing people."
Legal Aid's Amanda Korber was quoted in DCist in an article about the D.C. Housing Authority reopening its waitlist: "...the public housing waitlist is stagnant because units have been sitting dilapidated and vacant. That’s part of my frustration – there is a mismatch between what they’re doing and what they’re trying to solve. That isn’t and wasn’t what the problem with the waitlist was.”
In January of this year, DC immigrants and immigrant justice organizers and organizations came together to form the Immigrant Justice Platform (IJP), a shared platform of legislative and budget priorities that benefit DC’s immigr
Legal Aid is happy to announce that we have filled two important vacancies with long-time Legal Aiders. Sylvia Soltis is our new Director of Pro Bono, Volunteer, and Intern Programs, and Yoliara (Yoli) Ramos is our new Director of Intake.
Legal Aid of the District of Columbia today announced the reopening of its office at the Anacostia Professional Building, also known as the Big Chair, which will serve as a general intake site and host community event