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District of Columbia lawyers serving the public good.

Welcome to!

The law is but a means, justice is the end. - Joseph Cantrell

A project of the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, this virtual public interest law community uses information technology to increase the amount and quality of legal services provided to low-income individuals and families, community-based non-profits and small, disadvantaged businesses by supporting public interest and pro bono lawyers and law students with an incredible array of online resources.

Position Opening - Managing Attorney

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (PBC) has an opening for a Managing Attorney. The Managing Attorney (MA) plans and oversees legal clinics and other projects for the PBC to deliver pro bono legal information, advice and representation to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia. The position requires substantive experience in housing law. To apply, submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume here.

DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair

We are proud to present our DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair, an online video directory that gives legal services providers and public interest organizations a forum to promote their organizations and pro bono opportunities, and a chance for you to get involved! The 11 organizations featured are a cross-section of the providers and opportunities available across the DC metropolitan area. Visit the fair today!

Join Us!

Your help is greatly needed! In addition to browsing the Virtual Pro Bono Fair, visit our complete Directory of Pro Bono Opportunities to find an organization that best matches your personal interests and professional goals.

If you currently are handling a pro bono case or wish to learn about pro bono opportunities, select a Practice Area in the menu to the left and register for your free membership. Each Practice Area establishes its own guidelines for admittance.

Once you become a member, you have unlimited access to the comprehensive online libraries containing training manuals, model pleadings and important links; lists of volunteer opportunities; valuable news items; and relevant events, including trainings and seminars.

Many thanks to all the legal services organizations and law firms that contribute to the success of Also, a special thank you to the District of Columbia Bar Foundation for its generous and continuous support of and commitment to

Quick Links

DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair
Our online video directory profiles 11 legal service providers from across the DC metropolitan area! View the videos and see how to get involved! Calendar

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Trainings Calendar


Training Video
Click here to view the training video on Representing Your SSI/SSDI Client on Appeal


DC Access to Justice Commission Report October 2008

Legal Clinics Help Poor Keep a Roof Overhead
by: Washington Post

Visit the official D.C. Code online.

Can I represent a client pro bono if I'm not yet admitted to the D.C. Bar? Perhaps. See D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9).

How do I represent a pro bono client if I'm a government attorney?

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • ALM

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


National Practice Areas

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Geographic Host:

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center