Latham’s Washington, D.C. office has once again raised a record amount — nearly US$280,000 — for this year’s Making Justice Real campaign, the principal fundraising campaign targeted at individual attorneys for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Latham surpassed US$200,000 for the fifth year in a row and led the city in giving for the eighth consecutive year in the annual two-month summer campaign, led by associates. This year, more than US$3.3 million was raised overall to support the operations of the Legal Aid Society, covering one-third of its annual operating costs.
The firm’s fundraising goals were achieved through broad participation of lawyers and staff. These efforts were led by Washington, D.C. partner David Dantzic and associate Loyal Horsley.
“Our firm has a deep commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work. We are so proud of the generosity of our colleagues in the D.C. office as well as the broader legal community, who care so deeply about the incredible mission of the Legal Aid Society,” said David Dantzic, who also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees.
More than 30 years ago, Latham associates helped initiate the campaign. Funds from the campaign are used by the Legal Aid Society to provide free legal services to members of the D.C. community without the means to pay in such areas of housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.