New Volunteer Training

  • Recruitment Event
  • Training (non-CLE)
  • Pro Bono
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

Interested in working towards justice for individuals that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in DC? Join us for our Fall 2013 New Volunteer Training!

The core of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless' work is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 200 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. Volunteers obtain clients at one of six intake sites run by WLCH at meal programs, health clinics, and day programs throughout the District. Our intake sessions last for one hour and, on average, about 3-5 clients attend each intake. If clients present legal issues that meet our case selection guidelines, then the intake volunteer acts as the primary legal representative for those clients. WLCH staff attorneys provide advice and guidance on all volunteer cases.

Attendance at the New Volunteer Training is required for all new volunteers. Attorneys must be authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia: attorneys must be a current member of the D.C. Bar or have begun the process for waiving in admission; attorneys employed by the Federal Government must be a member in good standing in the highest court of any state. Paralegals may volunteer only in partnership with and under the direct supervision of an attorney authorized to practice in D.C.

For more information, please contact the WLCH volunteer coordinator at or call 202-328-1263.