Lawfare

A Fundraising Update, A Reminder, and Some Thanks

By Benjamin Wittes
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 9:26 AM

Thanks to some heroic contributors over the weekend, we are nearly halfway to having raised the funds to redesign and rebuild Lawfare. If you are one of the people who has made this possible, many thanks. If you are a regular reader and have not yet contributed to the site, please consider that we are only halfway to where we need to be---and that one of things we are missing is a contribution from you. Lawfare is not cheap to produce, and as we develop a less blog-like and more magazine-like format, we need reader contributions. Please consider making one if you haven't already.

I want to take this opportunity to recognize one group of people who has made a very particular contribution to the site: the law firm, WilmerHale. When we first decided that Lawfare needed a formal institutional structure, I approached the folks at Wilmer and asked if they would take us on pro bono as a service to the national security law community. They did not hesitate. And since then, the firm has done a large amount of work for Lawfare, helping us transition from an informal project among three friends to an organization positioned to grow and provide a wider range of services to the national security legal world. It's been hugely helpful, and I'm very grateful.