DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers
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The Consortium is a coalition of 29 member organizations, all of which provide direct legal services to low-income DC residents. The Consortium's mission is to coordinate the delivery, expand the availability and improve the quality of legal services and advocacy for poor and disadvantaged people and groups of people in the District of Columbia.
Many of the Consortium's 29 member organizations have robust pro bono programs. Your help is greatly needed. Please browse a "virtual pro bono fair" of some of the organizations and a complete directory of pro bono opportunities to find an organization that best matches your personal interests and professional goals.
Consortium members meet on a monthly basis, with leadership committees and work and affinity groups convening separately throughout the year. Consortium meetings and activities are generally open to all individuals who work in the legal services community or who are interested in issues impacting low-income clients. Individuals from a broad spectrum of public interest organizations, local law schools, private law firms, and DC Bar entities are active in the Consortium. General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, at Venable LLP, 575 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The remaining meetings in 2015 are set for: January 15; February 19; March 19; April 16; May 21; June 18; July 16; August 20; September 17; October 15; November 19; and December 17.
Custody Guardian ad litem Training, Jan 26
This training will prepare attorneys to serve as court-appointed guardians ad litem (GALs) for children in disputed custody cases. Presentations will cover the role of a GAL, custody law and practice, domestic violence and child abuse/neglect, ethical i ...
Custody Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono Attorney Training, Jan 27
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. This training will also feature a View from the Bench. Participants ...
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless - New Volunteer Training, Jan 27
The core of the Legal Clinic's work is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 250 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. After attending a New Volunteer Training, volunteers obtain clients at one of seven ...
DHCF Training for Advocates: New Medicaid Long Term Care Financial Eligibility Policy, Jan 29
The Department of Health Care Finance is in the process of implementing a new Medicaid long term care financial eligibility policy. The policy will impact individuals and couples applying for or receiving Medicaid coverage of institutional long term care ...
Litigating Custody and Divorce Cases on Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors, Jan 29
This training program will provide a comprehensive overview of the process for litigating custody and divorce cases on behalf of domestic violence survivors in DC Superior Court. Topics covered include: dynamics of domestic violence, an overview of custod ...
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- Consortium Urges DC Council to Take A Balanced Approach to the Budget
R E S O U R C E S
- Pro Bono Trainings Calendar
by: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
- LawHelp.org/DC: Remember to consult for the most accurate referral information.
- Directory of Legal Services Providers for Pro Bono Attorneys
- 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines
N E W S
- Rationing Access to Justice Report By the DC Access to Justice Commission and DC Consortium
- Consortium's Bar Endorsements for 2014
- Consortium's Comments On Court's Proposed Changes to Student Practice Rule
- ABA Legal Access Job Corps Catalyst Grant Proposal Concept for DC
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