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: April 17; May 15; June 19; July 17; September 18; October 16; November 20; and December 18.
The Legal Clinic's Spring 2014 New Volunteer Training, Apr 23
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless is excited to announce its next New Volunteer Training! Our volunteer program offers attorneys the opportunity to work with homeless and low-income individuals and families. Our work increases access to justice ...
WCL Litigation Skills Series: Intensive Litigation Skills Training, May 1 - May 02
Join WCL and Arnold Porter LLP for a 2-day intensive Litigation Skills Training course. Though lecture, demonstration and small group practice sessions, you review the basics of opening statement, closing arguments, direct and cross examination, case the ...
Bridging the Systems: Stakeholders Working Together to Fight Child Abuse & Exploitation, May 2
Presented by the ABA Criminal Justice Section In collaboration with: National Children's Alliance, ABA Commission on Domestic Sexual Violence, ABA Commission on Youth at Risk Join leaders in the field for a day of FREE CLE programming covering such top ...
Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, May 2
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. You are invited to attend our upcoming training seminar in Washington, D.C. to learn about representing a veteran in this unique ...
Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia - Part 1, May 6
Shockingly, more than 90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear in court without counsel. Evictions lead to homelessness. With such high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge difference ...
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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 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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