Public Announcements

2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll Now Open

Recognizing the vital role that private and government attorneys play in providing pro bono services to those who cannot afford counsel, the Chief Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. Supported by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and the D.C. Access to Justice Commission, the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll pays tribute to the thousands of D.C. Bar members and attorneys practicing under D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49, who provide desperately needed free legal services to those living in poverty and/or to the small disadvantaged businesses and community-based non-profits that are critical to the economic well-being of our community.

To register for the Honor Roll, attorneys must simply submit a declaration indicating that they have provided 50 hours of pro bono work or more – or 100 hours or more for the High Honor Roll – in 2017. Attorneys may submit applications online at Bulk applications may be submitted by office administrators, and directions for doing so are on the website. Participating attorneys will be recognized on the Courts’ website and elsewhere. The FINAL submission deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018.




Call for Nominations: 2018 D.C. Bar Annual Pro Bono Awards

The D.C. Bar is seeking nominations of law firms and attorneys for the 2018 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award and the Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award.
These awards recognize a law firm and a lawyer for their excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District’s low income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 19, 2018.

Please review the award criteria at
Nominations may be submitted in one of the following ways: (1) online at or (2) by e-mail to
Online submissions are encouraged.
The winners will be honored on June 12, 2018 at the Bar’s Celebration of Leadership Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting at The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW.


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