"Currently, the District's most vulnerable residents navigate the civil legal system alone," Nancy Lopez, executive director of the Washington Council of Lawyers, said Wednesday at a Judiciary Committee hearing. "And they have a lot to lose. These are life-changing outcomes."
"I'm crying. I'm so proud of her," Lopez said by telephone after watching the celebration on the green. "She looked great out there, just very confident and swinging great. ... Like she said on TV, she was ready. It was time."