2020 Celebration of Service
Honoring Wanji Walcott, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Discover
Each fall, Rising for Justice's Celebration of Service honors individuals and organizations that most embody Rising for Justice's commitment to protecting the rights and dignity of people. The Celebration of Service raises critical funds needed to support our multifaceted progams seeking to build equity and justice for all people in Washington, D.C.
This year, more than ever, Rising for Justice has a critical role to play in helping low-income DC residents maintain housing stability. Like all disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic will create new poverty. Many more vulnerable individuals and families will be at risk of unfair evictions and other injustices. Rising for Justice is the DIstrict's largest provider of eviction defense services. Philanthropic support from corporate legal departments, law firms, and individual attorneys will help us address rising demand for legal representation in the community.
September 22, 2020 | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Grand Hyatt Washington | 1000 H Street NW
Wanji Walcott is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Discover. An alumna of Rising for Justice’s clinical legal education program, Wanji’s career has embodied the values of Rising for Justice. In her current role at Discover, Wanji Walcott leads Discover’s corporate legal function, which plays a critical role advising on corporate and product strategies, as well as manages litigation and legislative and regulatory affairs.Learn More About Wanji Walcott →