Join us in delivering legal assistance to our neighbors in need at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic.
At the clinic, we provide brief advice (and referrals) to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to legal help. We meet East of the River at Bread for the City (1640 Good Hope Road SE). Parking is available. A brief orientation (with bagels and coffee) takes place at 9:30 am, and volunteers are asked to stay until the last client is seen, usually at around 2:30 pm. There’s no time commitment beyond the clinic itself, but it is important that you are able to stay until at least 2:30 pm.
As a volunteer attorney, you’ll answer basic questions about a variety of common issues including consumer law, family law, housing law, public benefits, bankruptcy, and other topics. Don’t worry if you’re not 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 in good standing of the D.C. Bar (but you may be inactive or retired) or a member in good standing of the bar of another U.S. state or territory.
Any attorney volunteers who have not completed a volunteer application in the last year should submit one here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Once you register to attend, our volunteer coordinator, Sebastien Monzon Rueda, will be in touch with additional details.