Spend a Saturday volunteering with us at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic.
The clinic provides free advice (and referrals) for people with questions about a variety of subjects, including bankruptcy and debt collection, consumer law, employment law, family law, health law, housing law, personal injury, probate, public benefits, and tax law.
Most people have fairly basic questions, and you need not be familiar with every area of law; program staff and expert mentors will be on hand to offer guidance and supervision.
You’ll arrive at the clinic by 9:30 am for a brief orientation, plus bagels and coffee. (Non-lawyer volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:15 am to get ready to greet early-arriving individuals.) Dress is casual. You should be prepared to stay until the last client is served (usually around 2:30 or 3:00 pm). There is no ongoing time commitment beyond the day of the clinic.
Once you register, our volunteer coordinator, Linda Popejoy, will be in touch with additional information and to answer any questions.