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Access to Justice in Family Law: Everyone Deserves a Lawyer

2022 D.C. Pro Bono Week Event

Please watch the recording below which features a lively panel discussion on the need for pro bono representation in cases impacting families. The panel discussed challenges our clients face in securing representation and dispelled myths about who our clients are. Panelists shared their experiences representing parents, third-party caregivers, and the best interests of children.

You will learn more on why access to justice in family law means everyone has a lawyer as well as how you can get involved, ranging from limited scope to extended representation.

Panelists:  Jen Masi (Children’s Law Center), Jenadee Nanini (D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center), Keeshea Turner Roberts (Delaware Law School, Widener University), Melody Webb (Mother’s Outreach Network)

In advance of this session, attendees are invited to complete a brief (approximately ten minutes) virtual exercise on poverty.  You can find the exercise here: SPENT: A Virtual Exercise on Poverty – H. E. Butt Foundation (