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DV LEAP Names Crowell & Moring’s Trina Fairley Barlow and Christine Hawes as Pro Bono Team of the Year

Washington – October 16, 2020: DV LEAP, a Washington, D.C.-based national domestic violence legal advocacy organization, has named Crowell & Moring lawyers Trina Fairley Barlow and Christine Hawes as its Pro Bono Team of the Year. The mission of the organization is to make “the law work for survivors of domestic violence by challenging unjust trial outcomes; advancing legal protections through expert pro bono advocacy; training lawyers, advocates, and judges on best practices; and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the supreme court.” The lawyers received the award at DV LEAP’s Tip the Scales of Justice Virtual Benefit on October 15.

“We are honored to be recognized by DV LEAP with this award,” said Fairley Barlow, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Government Contracts groups. “The work this organization does truly changes and saves lives, a mission we are grateful for the opportunity to support.”

Fairley Barlow and Hawes have worked with DV LEAP on multiple matters in the last three years directly related to supporting survivors of domestic violence who are challenging custody and visitation rights. Their work has also helped shape the law in Maryland related to custody, abuse, and other family law matters.

“DV LEAP provides critical support to an incredibly vulnerable population – adult and child survivors of domestic violence who are struggling to find legal recourse to protect themselves against their abusers,” said Hawes, a counsel in the Labor & Employment Group. “The cases on which we partner with the organization have direct, tangible impacts on survivors and the law that is supposed to protect them.”

For more information on DV LEAP, please visit its website here.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist