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Landlord/Tenant Resource Center

The Landlord Tenant Resource Center provides free legal information to both unrepresented landlords and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia.

Volunteers attorneys at the center:

  • Help self-represented persons understand court proceedings
  • Assist self-represented persons prepare pleadings
  • Coach self-represented persons how to best present cases in court
  • Provide information on how to obtain continuances and retain counsel
  • Make referrals to legal service providers in appropriate cases
  • Inform low-income litigants of financial and other social service resources that might be available and refer them to the appropriate resources
  • State of Volunteer Opportunity: District of Columbia
  • Area of law: Housing
  • Populations Served: General Public
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client intake and screening, Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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