DC Pro Bono Week may have ended, but the need for volunteers to provide legal help to those in our community is non-stop! Volunteer with us on Saturday, November 9, at the 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 (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.
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.
Once you register to attend, our volunteer coordinator, Sébastien Monzón Rueda, will be in touch with additional details.