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 Seyfarth Shaw, 975 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. The remaining meetings in 2014 are as follows: November 20; and December 18.
Go Casual for Justice, Oct 20 - Oct 24
Join over 100 DC companies for a city-wide Jeans Day Fundraiser to benefit DC's legal services providers!! Employees at participating workplaces donate $5 (or more) to wear jeans to work on any day the office designates. All funds raised support the DC ...
2014 Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner, Oct 22
The Equal Justice Works Annual Dinner celebrates the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice! This year we are honored to recognize Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr. for his commitment to pro bono and public service. We are delighted to announce our M ...
D.C. Bar Foundation NITA Basic Litigation Skills Training & Invitation to Volunteer, Oct 22 - Oct 25
The DC Bar Foundation is co-sponsoring a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Basic Litigation Skills training, specifically for public interest lawyers, from Wednesday, October 22 to Saturday, October 25. We are currently looking for volunteers ...
Guided Tour of DC Superior Court's Landlord-Tenant Branch, Oct 23
Anyone who reads The Washington Post knows that access to affordable, quality housing in DC is a huge issue. Attorneys who practice in this area also know that affordable housing is one of the most significant access to justice issues in DC. Learn about ...
Healthy Together - Improving Child Health through Medical-Legal Partnerships, Oct 23
The last person a parent expects to see at the pediatrician's office is a lawyer - but through medical-legal partnerships, children and families get immediate access to the legal services they need to improve child health outcomes. Come to Adams Morgan (y ...
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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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