Generous Associates Campaign Breaks Firm Record, Contributes to Legal Aid’s Record Campaign

August 2017

As part of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s Generous Associates Campaign, Williams & Connolly attorneys and staff raised more than $100,000 to support essential legal services in the city.  Williams & Connolly’s Generous Associates Campaign was among the top three contributors in the city and one of only three firms to raise over $100,000 for Legal Aid.  Overall, the Generous Associates Campaign raised $1.79 million for legal aid, surpassing last year’s campaign record. Citywide, over 4,000 people from 85 law firms contributed to the Campaign.  Each year, Legal Aid helps thousands of D.C. residents in need of legal assistance who cannot afford a lawyer.

"At Legal Aid, we feel so lucky to know that firms like Williams & Connolly have our backs, and more importantly the backs of our clients,” Eric Angel, Legal Aid’s Executive Director, said. “What's remarkable is that this was truly an all-firm effort: associates, partners, administrative staff, and the firm itself all came together to make justice real for families and individuals in D.C."

The firm raised $101,373 for Legal Aid, breaking last year’s record by $17,683. Special thanks to the firm’s Generous Associates Campaign Committee: Eli Schlam, Katherine Trefz, Shauna Kramer, Chanakya Sethi, Seth Bowers, Sarah O’Connor, and Lyndsey Haas.

Please click here to read more about Legal Aid’s Generous Associates Campaign.

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