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DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers

Welcome to the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers Area of!

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.

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  • Navigating Child Support Issues in Family Law Cases, Jun 3
    This training session is designed to equip attorneys handling family law cases to navigate complex child support issues. Even if child support is not a concern for your client now, it may become important during their case. The ability to understand DC's ...
  • Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims, Jun 5
    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 ...
  • Immigration Legal Advice Clinic, Jun 6
    The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program's Immigration Legal Advice Clinic will give you the chance to meet in private with an attorney to discuss your legal problem. Although the attorney will not be assigned to represent you, you may receive important information ...
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless - New Volunteer Training, Jun 9
    The core of the Legal Clinic's work is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 250 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. After attending a New Volunteer Training, volunteers obtain clients at one of seven ...
  • Going the Extra Mile, Jun 10
    Reception and awards ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services and recognizing individuals and organizations who are leaders in the fight against HIV and the fight for LGBT health.
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  • Monthly Meeting Schedule
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