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 28 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 28 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. Remaining meeting dates for 2013 are as follows: May 16; June 20; July 18; September 19; October 17; November 21; and December 19.
Finding Lost Pension Plans ,
The Pension Rights Center is hosting a webinar on tips and tricks for tracking down a lost pension or retirement savings plan. Participants in this webinar will learn about the problem of lost pension plans and the resources available to find these plans ...
Provisional Waivers: How to Screen Effectively ,
The USCIS has begun accepting I-601A provisional waivers for the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility. The agency is denying applicants whom it has a reason to believe are inadmissible for any other ground. How do you interview your client to obta ...
Domestic Violence Bench-Bar Dialogue ,
Please join the judges from the D.C. Superior Court Domestic Violence Unit for an informative discussion regarding the state of the Unit and practice before the Court. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions after brief remarks. Lig ...
Learn to Write Documents your Clients Really Understand ,
The Immigration Advocates Network invites you to join a free webinar, Learn to Write Documents your Clients Really Understand. Highly readable text increases comprehension and lowers error rates. It also saves you time and money on translation. Make life ...
Special Education Pro Bono Attorney Training ,
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are welcome to join Childrens Law Center for a Special Education training and learn about representing parents and caregivers of children with special education needs. Participants will receive a free electronic ...
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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 Assistance Programs for Pro Bono Attorneys
- 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines
N E W S
- Consortium Endorsements for 2013 DC Bar Election
- Rationing Access to Justice Report By the DC Access to Justice Commission and DC Consortium
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