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Statement of Solidarity

September 28, 2020

Statement from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

We, the Pro Bono Center's Board and Staff, express our deep sorrow for what is happening in America right now, and for what has happened for centuries. We grieve the loss of so many Black citizens at the hands of police officers who swore to serve and protect our communities. We grieve that it is necessary to affirm that Black lives matter. We grieve that some consider it controversial even to make that statement.

Justice Ginsburg

September 28, 2020

Justice Ginsburg Remembrance

By Rebecca Troth

One Justice Ginsburg quotation that particularly hits home for me, as someone whose job it is to provide legal help to people unable to afford a lawyer, is her admonition that lawyers have “an obligation to provide legal services to those without the wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help repair tears in their communities.”