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 30 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 30 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: March 20; April 17; May 15; June 19; July 17; September 18; October 16; November 20; and December 18.
Ayuda's Interpreter Training, Mar 10 - Mar 12
CALLING ALL INTERPRETERS! Are you an interpreter seeking professional development opportunities? Do you want to expand your client portfolio? Do you want to be part of DCs Community Legal Interpreter Bank? If so, this training is for you! Free t ...
Advising Permanent Residents Moving Overseas, Mar 11
This seminar provides strategies to help legal permanent residents (LPRs) maintain their LPR status while overseas, including: limiting absences from the United States; applying for reentry permits; maintaining financial ties to the United States; and tax ...
Talking to America About Immigrants and Immigration: Creating Welcoming Environments, Mar 11
Immigrant-serving organizations face challenges when reaching out to both foreign-born and native-born communities amid a landscape of ever-changing public opinion and political action. Learning data and tools for positioning immigrants as assets, gaining ...
Litigation Skills Series: Moving Documents into Evidence, Mar 12
The Washington Council of Lawyers is pleased to host a two-hour brown bag litigation skills training session focused on the skills, laws, and best practices for moving documents into evidence. Through lecture and demonstration, we will review the essentia ...
Adoptions and New USCIS Policy Memo on Hague Convention Cases, Mar 13
Please join us for a webinar on petitioning for adopted children and the new USCIS policy concerning Hague Convention adoption cases. The new USCIS policy memo, released on December 23, 2013, provides guidance to adjudicators interpreting the habitual res ...
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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
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