DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers
Welcome to the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers Area of probono.net/dc!
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: April 16; May 21; June 18; July 16; August 20; September 17; October 15; November 19; and December 17.
Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Free), Aug 4
PLI Webcast - Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical Practical Challenges (Free) Registration / Agenda Why you should attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judicia ...
Pension Rights Center Legal Clinic, Aug 12
Attorneys will be available to discuss legal problems relating to a pension or other retirement benefit provided by your employer. Attorneys at the clinic can: --Help challenge pension benefit denials --Explain how changes in the law can affect retireme ...
Community Service Opportunities Fair, Aug 19
Meet the next generation of public interest lawyers! All UDC-DCSL students provide a minimum of 40 hours of pro bono community service during their first year of law school. Guidelines for legal service providers: Students may provide service throu ...
LSNTAP Community Training Series - Next Generation Advocacy and Advocate Training Tools, Aug 19
Date: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 Time: 1 pm ET / 12pm CT / 11 am MT/ 10 am PT This webinar will focus on new approaches to the design and delivery of substantive practice resources and tools for advocates. Examples will include “expert” tools that aid ...
LSNTAP Community Training Series - Process Mapping for Civil Legal Services: Small Investments with a Big Impact!, Aug 26
Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 Time: 1 pm ET / 12pm CT / 11 am MT/ 10 am PT In a landscape of declining budgets and increasingly need, sometimes small innovations can have a big impact. Process-mapping is one way to identify existing inefficiencies ...
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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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