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DC Bar Foundation Nov 14
Replying to @NCCU
“That's why I went to law school,” said the School of Law grad. “We have so many residents living in poverty and it's a privilege and honor to practice law on their behalf. I feel like all lawyers, esp. in DC, have a duty to give back to those who can't afford counsel.”
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DC Bar Foundation
Her passion is clear, but her new position as a legal aid attorney at the Legal Counsel for the Elderly is part-time. Melanie still had student loans that needed to be paid, which she describes as “a substantial amount.” DCBF's program lifted her financial pressure.
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DC Bar Foundation Nov 14
Replying to @DCBarFoundation
With that support, she can focus on doing what she loves and the community needs. “I think it means so much more to know that we're doing this because we care," said Melanie. "I feel compelled to do this work, esp. helping people who look like me and are often left behind.”
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DC Bar Foundation Nov 14
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Learn more about our program and how we help attorneys working on behalf of low-income communities at .
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