2009 Legacy Winner Richard Kelley is deeply committed to assisting individuals in need at D.C. law firm

After spending ten years in education, teaching high school and running after-school and out-of-school programming for low-income youth, Richard Kelley has joined The D.C. Affordable Law Firm(DCALF), a low bono law firm that provides affordable, high quality legal services to D.C. residents who do not qualify for free legal aid and to small businesses and nonprofits in the District.

Kelley received his J.D. cum laude and his LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown Law Center, where he served as a Student Attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and was a member of the Georgetown University Law ProBono Board.   Kelley's pro bono service included internships at the Children's Law Center, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in addition to work with the D.C. Youth Court.  At DCALF, Kelley represents clients in matters of Family Law, Employment and Probate matters.  

In addition to his legal work, Kelley remains deeply involved in the programming of The Mamelodi Initiative, a not-for-profit organization Kelley was valuable in forming that offers programming aimed at improving and empowering Mamelodi teens.