Sold out! We have filled all volunteer slots for February’s clinic. Thanks to our volunteers!
Our next opportunity to volunteer will be on Saturday, May 9. Save the date!
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 on Saturday, February 8, 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’s Southeast location (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 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. There are 2 spaces for non-lawyer help available for law students, paralegals or lawyers who are not eligible to practice in DC.
Once you register to attend, our volunteer coordinator, Sébastien Monzón Rueda, will be in touch with additional details.