Over 50 years ago, a consortium of District of Columbia law schools, judges and advocates created the D.C. Law Students in Court program, which has grown into Rising for Justice.
Welcome to Rising for Justice
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.
In these extraordinarily challenging times, your partnership with Rising for Justice is critical. The generous financial support of our community sustains our efforts to a make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families across the District who depend on us for free legal and social work services. Please join us by making your gift today.
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.
To prevent injustices today, we represent individuals who are in grave legal jeopardy.
To build a better tomorrow, we teach law students to be life-long advocates for justice.
To ensure justice always, we innovate sustainable solutions to problems of justice and equity.