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The Commission does not receive any public funds and is wholly reliant on the generosity of law firms and individual donors to support its work. We are deeply grateful to the firms and individuals whose consistent support has permitted the Commission to advance its mission access to justice for all. Learn more about our donors HERE.

Our Board has set a 2023-2024 goal to increase our annual giving by $100,000 to ensure we have adequate staff capacity for our growing work to be fulfilled. You can learn more HERE.

The Commission’s role in the District’s legal community is unique and essential. We are a problem solver and bridge builder. Every day, our local courts, government institutions, law firms, and non-profit organizations lean on the Commission to bring the community together to advance important access to justice priorities.

By the numbers

  • 890% – increase in District government support to civil legal aid organizations due to the Commission’s annual efforts to secure these funds since 2007
  • $180 – what every dollar invested in Commission staff capacity translates to in District government support to other civil legal aid organizations
  • $64M – the financial support the Commission’s Raising the Bar in DC law firms have provided to local legal aid organizations since the campaign began in 2010
  • 1,000+ – the number of legal information materials the Commission is reviewing for best practices in quality, accuracy, and accessibility
  • 8 – the number of work groups the Commission operates in issues ranging from self-help and legal information, community integration, navigation, coordinated intake & referral, policy advocacy, public funding, courts & tribunals, pro bono, and more…
  • Limitless! – there is no limit to the number of issues the Commission has engaged on this year… eviction diversion planning, promoting the Housing Right to Counsel project, reforming the District’s estate administration process, expanding access to fee waivers in DC courts, championing pro bono and philanthropy… and so much more

Your tax-deductible donation sustains our important work. Donations may be sent to the Commission’s Executive Director, Nancy Drane, at the following address. Checks should be made out to the D.C. Access to Justice Foundation.

D.C. Access to Justice Foundation
c/o Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street NW, Room 4.102
Washington, D.C. 20005

Wire instructions are also available upon request. Please contact or 202-736-8334.