Washington, D.C., October 7, 2015 -- Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that it was named the top contributor among firms of its size in the 2015 Legal Aid Society Generous Associates Campaign, an annual fundraising drive run by Associates at Washington D.C. law firms each summer. Miller & Chevalier raised a total of $37,782 in 2015, beating its 2014 contributions by more than $6,000.
Collectively, the Campaign raised $1,367,000, exceeding its goal by nearly $70,000 and last year's total by more than $100,000. The Generous Associates Campaign allows Legal Aid to continue to provide legal services to the neediest members of the city in areas of domestic violence, housing, public benefits and consumer law.
"It is truly extraordinary that D.C.'s generous associates (and partners and others) have not only surpassed last year's enormously successful effort, but also made this the most successful campaign in Legal Aid's history. This Campaign raised approximately one quarter of Legal Aid's budget, so it is no exaggeration to say survivors of domestic violence will get to safety, families will remain safe in their homes, and elderly D.C. residents will receive the health care they need and to which they are entitled under the law because of what was accomplished by D.C.'s generous lawyers this summer," said Legal Aid Society Executive Director Eric Angel.
Legal Aid Society also commends "Outstanding Generous Associates!" -- a program established to recognize non-partner donors who give a cumulative total of $250 or more to the Campaign. Lawyers Theresa Androff, Leila Babaeva, Dennis Bedell, Marc Bohn, Michael Chittenden, Shane Hamilton, Andrew Howlett, Jarrett Jacinto and Michael Satin were recognized in the 2015 list.
Marc Bohn served as a 2015 Campaign co-chair and Theresa Androff and Michael Satin served as Campaign coordinators.
About Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Legal Aid was created in 1932 with the goal of making justice real -- in individual and systemic ways -- for persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia. For more than 80 years, Legal Aid lawyers have provided a continuum of legal services to clients in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, and consumer law. In addition to providing direct representation, it also helps clients avoid unnecessary legal entanglements through outreach and education, and helps them resolve their own disputes with advice and other brief assistance. Legal Aid also works to identify systemic issues that have an impact beyond an individual client. In such cases, Legal Aid often seeks structural solutions -- from changes in law or regulatory schemes to a reform of government or court practice -- to benefit the client community.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation, and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.
Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312-252-4104