Appeal to Justice

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project


Appeal To Justice

Since the founding of DV LEAP, we have worked closely with pro bono partners, primarily by working with appellate practice on precedent-setting appeals.  In recognition of this important partnership, DV LEAP established the Appeal to Justice Campaign in the fall of 2012 and our partners have answered with their support. 

With the launch of the campaign, law firm donors of $2,500 or more are given priority in the placement of pro bono appeals.  Additionally,  DV LEAP offers  the following opportunities to firms that participate in the Appeal to Justice Campaign:


Ø  Promoter of Justice ($1,000): the firm will be listed on DV LEAP’s website. 

Ø  Servant of Justice ($2,500): the firm will be listed on DV LEAP’s website PLUS the firm’s logo will appear on the website.

Ø  Advocate of Justice ($5,000):  the firm will be entitled to all prior benefits  PLUS-- DV LEAP Executive Director Prof. Joan Meier will offer the firm a training on appellate advocacy on behalf of survivors of domestic violence.

Ø  Champion of Justice ($10,000) the firm will be entitled to all prior benefits PLUS--DV LEAP will devote an e-newsletter article to the firm and its financial support and pro bono partnership.  DV LEAP will also prepare a press release about the firm’s support for survivors.



Get Involved 

You can support the Appeal to Justice Campaign and DV LEAP’s appellate advocacy by making an online gift or sending your gift to DV LEAP, 2000 G St., NW Washington, DC 20052. If you have questions about the Appeal to Justice Campaign, contact DV LEAP’s development consultant at


Appeal to Justice Campaign

DV LEAP gratefully acknowledges the following law firms, who have joined our Appeal to Justice 2012-13 campaign, providing critical support to our appellate advocacy on behalf of survivors both through their financial support and commitment to pro bono work.

Advocates of Justice

  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Morrison  & Foerster LLP


Servants of Justice

  •  Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • SNR Denton
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 


Promoters of Justice

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Hogan Lovells