Rising for Justice (formerly DC Law Students in Court) is a nationally recognized leader at training social justice advocates and representing clients in grave legal jeopardy in the District of Columbia. We make justice a reality for vulnerable District residents via free, high-quality attorney and law student representation, and our wrap-around social work services create long-lasting outcomes for our clients. Since our founding over 50 years ago, we have protected the rights of more than 250,000 District residents and trained over 4,000 students through our law school clinic programs.

Our clients depend on us, and we depend on you to make our services available, accessible, and responsive. We call on the community to help us lift up our vulnerable clients and families who need the critical legal and social work services that our team provides. Join us as we raise the funds essential to support these endeavors.

Learn more about our Annual Appeal here

We unequivocally believe that Black Lives Matter – Read our full statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are working remotely – find details here

Celebration of Service honors individuals and organizations that most embody Rising for Justice’s commitment to protecting the rights and dignity of people. With your and our community’s support, the Celebration of Service raises critical funds needed to support our multifaceted programs that build equity and justice for all people in Washington, D.C. Learn more here.