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Feng Tian

November 17, 2021

Meet the IP Volunteer with a PhD in Organic Chemistry

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati associate Feng Tian holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, secured patents for pharmaceutical inventions, and even helped create a drug candidate for treatment of diabetes. How did his career in research science lead him to a career in intellectual property law and volunteer service with the Pro Bono Center's Nonprofit & Small Business Legal Assistance Programs?

Apartment Building

October 25, 2021

D.C. Lawyers Record One Million Hours of Pro Bono Service

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has released its new Pro Bono Initiative Report showing that 65 law firms across the District rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, devoting a record-breaking 1,049,139 hours of pro bono work in 2020 to assist D.C. residents in need of legal help.

Lola Johnson

October 25, 2021

Pro Bono Volunteer Q&A: Lola Johnson

Federal government attorney Lola Johnson has volunteered with the Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic for the past three years. She shared her perspective on volunteering as a federal government employee, delivering legal advice remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the value of pro bono service in this Q&A.

Gavel and house

September 17, 2021

What is the Status of the Eviction Moratorium for D.C. Renters?

On August 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order preventing evictions in counties with “heightened levels of community transmission” of COVID-19. Weeks later, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the order.

Office of the Mayor

May 25, 2021

D.C. Council Rejects Proposal to End Eviction Moratorium

By Matt Stephen

On May 18, the D.C. Council voted to maintain the city’s eviction moratorium. The moratorium protects tenants from eviction for nonpayment until 60 days after the public health emergency (which the Mayor just extended to July 25) ends.

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