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Welcome to the DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair! The Virtual Pro Bono Fair is an online video directory of legal service providers in the Washington metropolitan area. These videos provide information on each organization's mission, the pro bono opportunities that the organization provides, and how you can get involved. For a complete listing of legal service providers in the area, please browse the directory of pro bono opportunities. We want to thank Kirby Whyte and Kristen Westphal at Creative Video in McLean, Virginia, for donating their time and considerable talent to produce the DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair.

CAIR Coalition

Employment Justice Center

CARECEN

Legal Aid Society of DC

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Children's Law Center

Legal Counself for the Elderly Whitman Walker Health

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

Neighborhood Legal Services Program  

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition

CAIR Coalition works with community groups and pro bono attorneys in DC, Maryland and Virginia to ensure that all immigrants are treated with fairness, dignity and respect for their human and civil rights. Our legal services program assists detained immigrants, including asylum seekers, individuals with severe mental illness and children. We serve men and women detained in local jails in Virginia and Maryland and unaccompanied immigrant children held in juvenile facilities in Virginia. For more information go to: www.caircoalition.org.

CARECEN

The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) is a community-based organization that seeks to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino community in the Washington metropolitan region. CARECEN was founded in 1981 to protect the rights of refugees arriving from conflict in Central America and to help ease their transition by providing legal services. Today our programs provide direct services in immigration, housing and citizenship while also promoting empowerment, civil rights advocacy and civic training for Latinos. Website: www.carecendc.org.

Children's Law Center

Children's Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health, and education. We are the largest provider of free legal services in the District and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 2,000 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District's laws, policies, and programs. Learn more at www.childrenslawcenter.org.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents in family law cases. Our volunteer lawyers provide pro bono legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, visitation, divorce, and child support cases; to children in custody cases; to foster parents in adoption, guardianship, placement and licensing matters; and to third-party caregivers in custody cases. Website: http://www.dcvlp.org/.

Employment Justice Center

Since 2000, the EJC has used legal services, policy advocacy, community organizing, and education to protect the rights of low-income workers. Each year, the EJC conducts about 1,500 consultations with low-income workers at our Workers' Rights Clinics, providing low-income workers with free legal advice on employment matters, and activist training in our various advocacy campaigns. By securing, protecting, and promoting workplace justice for the most vulnerable among us, we raise the floor of workplace rights for us all. Website: www.dcejc.org.

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Legal Aid was founded in 1932 to "provide legal aid to indigent persons" and "encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs." We provide legal assistance to hundreds of individuals every year in the areas of: housing, family, public benefits, and consumer law. We also work on systemic reform in each of these areas. Put another way, we strive to make justice real, in individual and systemic ways, for persons living in poverty in D.C. Website: www.LegalAidDC.org Blog: www.MakingJusticeReal.org.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is a private non-profit organization providing free legal services to older DC residents. It does so via a panel of pro bono attorneys (one of the first in the country), staff attorneys, a legal advice hotline, a consumer and financial abuse unit, a housing unit, a Medicare patrol project and a long-term care ombudsman program. Pro bono opportunities abound both in terms of short-term cases and extensive opportunities in systemic legal work. Website: www.aarp.org/lce.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP)

Neighborhood Legal Services Program has been providing valuable, civil legal services for nearly 50 years to low-income residents of Washington, DC. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to secure critically needed supports for the most vulnerable among us, including shelter, adequate nutrition and income, access to healthcare, freedom from financial exploitation and violence and opportunities for sustained employment. To learn more, please visit nlsp.org.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless envisions a just and inclusive community for all residents of DC, where housing is a human right and every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty, providing low barrier legal services at community sites and advocating for long-term improvements in programs serving the low-income community. Website: www.legalclinic.org.

Whitman Walker Health

For 26 years, Whitman-Walker Legal Services has helped thousands living with HIV/AIDS enforce their workplace rights; obtain affordable, nondiscriminatory healthcare; protect their privacy; obtain disability income; navigate U.S. immigration laws; safeguard themselves and their families with wills and advance healthcare directives; and obtain relief from debt. In recent years we have expanded our services to gay, lesbian and transgender persons encountering discrimination or needing access to health care, future planning or protection from deportation. We also help transgender clients change their legal records to reflect their new name and actual gender. Website: http://www.whitman-walker.org/legal.

Special thanks to Kirby Whyte and Kristen Westphal at Creative Video in McLean, Virginia, for donating their considerable time and talent to producing the DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair.

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Visit the DC Consortium of Legal Service Providers site to learn more about the Consortium and its member organizations.

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