Hogan Lovells Receives Champion of Justice Award
21 April 2016
For its dedicated and outspoken advocacy for domestic violence victims and their children, Hogan Lovells has been honored with the Champion of Justice Award from the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP).
WASHINGTON, 21 April 2016 – For its dedicated and outspoken advocacy for domestic violence victims and their children, Hogan Lovells has been honored with the Champion of Justice Award from the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP). Hogan Lovells is the first organization to win the award; past winners include Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote speech to a sold-out crowd at this year’s annual gala on 20 April. DCVLP co-Executive Director Jenny Brody presented Hogan Lovells with the award, praising the firm as “true champions of justice.”
DCVLP recruits, trains, and supports volunteer lawyers who handle family law cases for low-income domestic violence survivors in Washington, D.C. Hogan Lovells has worked with DCVLP for five years, and was named the Law Firm of the Year in 2015 for its efforts.
In 2015 alone, Hogan Lovells devoted approximately 800 hours to win civil protection orders (CPOs) for seven survivors of domestic violence. The firm also created DCVLP’s first comprehensive training manual for volunteer lawyers, which explains the legal and practical aspects of litigating CPO cases.
The firm’s lawyers have long staffed a walk-in clinic for victims of domestic violence, providing general advice and referrals. Hogan Lovells also has been researching and advising on ways to improve domestic violence laws in D.C.
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