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Support the Pro Bono Center Through the Combined Federal Campaign

November 28, 2017

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With the annual launch of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), federal government employees have an opportunity to join the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center in its continued work to improve access to justice. The annual pledges are a critical source of support for the Pro Bono Center. In 2015, the Pro Bono Center received more than $20,000 through contributions to the CFC.

"Support from federal government lawyers is essential to the Pro Bono Center's ability to serve thousands of D.C. residents each year with the legal help they need," says Lise Adams, assistant director of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. "Contributions through the Combined Federal Campaign, direct financial contributions, and the hundreds of federal agency volunteers in our clinics every year make a real difference for our clients." The CFC began last month and runs through January 12, 2018.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is the largest provider of pro bono services in the District of Columbia, annually providing free legal services to 17,000 D.C. residents. Its innovative clinics, court-based resource centers, and other programs help individuals and families to avoid eviction, secure vital benefits and access medical care, and preserve their families. The Pro Bono Center also serves hundreds of small businesses and community-based nonprofit organizations serving D.C. neighborhoods.

The Pro Bono Center is entirely supported by voluntary contributions from D.C. Bar members, our volunteers, local law firms, D.C. Bar Communities, a few private foundations, and contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign.

Federal government attorneys may support the Pro Bono Center by designating #79670 on their CFC pledge card or through the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Web site.

Questions about the CFC or other ways to support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center can be directed to Angela Boone, development manager, at 202-737-4700, ext. 3299.