The D.C. Bar Foundation is raising funds to ensure all defendants receive a fair trial, including civil cases.
Audio, News Story (District of Columbia)
Federal News Radio
April 21, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: DC Bar Foundation (DCBF)
“Sometimes people don’t even realize the problem that they have is a legal problem, so they don’t even know to go to an attorney.”
This sort of civil legal aid work for low-income defendants takes a special type of attorney.
“The kind of person who takes this on is somebody who is committed to the public interest, they’re very mission-focused, they want to do good. Maybe they’ve had a personal experience, and they’ve seen what a difference an attorney can make,” said Jarratt.