There is a tremendous need for volunteers to provide legal help to those in our community. And, we have a way you can serve on a Saturday! Volunteer with us at May’s D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic.
At the clinic, you’ll provide brief advice (and referrals) to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to legal help. We meet at Bread for the City’s Michelle Obama Southeast Center, at 1700 Good Hope Road SE. Parking is available. A brief orientation takes place at 8:30 am, and volunteers are asked to stay until the last client is seen, usually at least 3:00 pm. There’s no time commitment beyond the clinic itself.
As a volunteer attorney, you’ll answer questions about consumer law, family law, housing law, public benefits, bankruptcy, and other topics. You don’t need to be an expert in these areas of law: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center staff and expert mentors will be on hand to help. You do need to be a member of the D.C. Bar, or a federal government attorney barred in another state to participate.
The deadline to volunteer is Thursday, May 11 by 5:00 pm ET. Once you register to attend, our Program Director and volunteer coordinator, Chris Marin, will be in touch with additional details.