Rising for Justice is a leader in training social justice advocates and representing low-income clients in matters critical to their wellbeing. We make justice a reality for vulnerable D.C. residents by providing free, high-quality legal representation in tandem with social work services to promote long-lasting positive outcomes for our clients. Since our founding in 1969, we have protected the rights of over 250,000 D.C. residents and given thousands of law students hands-on intensive training to prepare them for public interest careers.
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, Learn more here.
Who is Rising for Justice?
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.
We leverage the collective force of students and experienced advocates to achieve equity and justice for all. Learn about our programs here.
We believe everyone deserves justice – today, tomorrow and always. Find out how we may be able to assist you here.