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. Remaining meeting date for 2013 is December 19.
Volunteer for Help the Homeless, Dec 7
Help sort, bag and deliver donated clothing. Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the day. Please contact Nancy Lopez at email@example.com for more information.
Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys: 2-Part Series, Dec 10 - Dec 12
For working people who live paycheck?to?paycheck, a prolonged illness or a layoff can mean financial disaster, despite the most careful budgeting. Between 2006 and 2012, 75% more personal bankruptcy petitions were filed in the District of Columbia, a sign ...
How to Help Small Businesses Navigate DCRA's Regulatory Processes, Dec 11
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Programs Community Economic Development Project and the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs will be holding a free training on How to Help Small Businesses Navigate DCRAs Regulatory Processes at the Department of Consumer Reg ...
WCL Happy Hour!, Dec 11
Monthly Happy Hour! This is a great chance to chat with local public interest lawyers. Well have our usual lively conversation, cash bar and free nibbles. Feel free to bring a friend!
Advocates for Justice and Education School Discipline Pro Bono Training, Dec 12
Advocates for Justice and Education invites volunteer attorneys to provide much-needed assistance to students who face long-term suspension or expulsion from D.C. public schools. Legal assistance can ensure that D.C. public schools afford students due pro ...
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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
- 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines
N E W S
- Rationing Access to Justice Report By the DC Access to Justice Commission and DC Consortium
D.C. C I T Y C O U N C I L