DC Pro Bono Group Taps into Expertise of Stay-at-Home and Unemployed Lawyers
Posted Sep 17, 2010 5:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Three lawyers who left law practice to become stay-at-home moms ran into some obstacles when they decided to take on pro bono cases.
The three women—Jenny Brody, Karen Barker Marcou and Marla Spindel—discovered it was difficult to volunteer without resources such as malpractice insurance, a place to meet clients and the support of law partners, the Huffington Post reports.
In January 2008, they formed the DC Lawyers Project to offer that kind of support to experienced, stay-at-home lawyer moms and unemployed practitioners who wanted to volunteer, the story says. The group provides free legal representation to low-income people in family law matters.
The DC Lawyers Project is “growing exponentially,” the story says.