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EW!DC Teams Up with Firms for 10th Annual Lawyers for Literacy

By EW!DC / Published: 11/17/2016

On Wednesday, November 16th, Everybody Wins! DC (EW! DC) hosted our Tenth Annual Lawyers for Literacy Trivia Challenge at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nine teams from many of the area's leading law firms competed to win title of Litterae Magister (Master of Literacy). DC Quizzomaster, Neal Racioppo, asked a range of challenging questions on subjects ranging from sports and literature, to the marital history of some noted TV hosts.


EW!DC's Board Chairman, Mark Director, also a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, kicked off the evening by saying, "Lawyers for Literacy is a wonderful event that brings firms together for some friendly competition, all in service of a great cause. Spending an hour each week to bring the joy of reading to a child is one of the best uses of your time."


After four rounds of close competition, the Environmental Team from Kirkland & Ellis emerged victorious. The "Larry's Kids" team from Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati came in 2nd, and 'Trials and Trivialations' team from White & Case rounded out the podium coming in 3rd.


This event supports EW!DC's signature mentoring and literacy program, Power Lunch. Many of the participating law firms support the program by encouraging their employees to volunteer as Power Lunch mentors. We are already looking forward to next year's event!


Participating law firms: DLA Piper LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Skadden Arps LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, White & Case LLP, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati LLP.



  You can see photos of this event on our Facebook page

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