Welcome to the Public Benefits Practice Area of probono.net/dc!
Join this site if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty representing low income and disadvantaged clients.
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The Public Benefits Practice Area provides resources for attorneys and other professionals assisting residents of the District of Columbia metropolitan area with their public benefits issues.
The Public Benefits Practice Area is hosted by the following legal services providers:
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE)
LCE provides free legal services and advocacy for older residents of the District of Columbia.
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (WLCH)
WLCH provides free representation and advocacy for residents of the District of Columbia who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Program (WWC-LSP)
WWC-LSP provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia metropolitan area.
What's On This Site?
The Library contains descriptions of the following public benefit programs:
Social Security Disability and Retirement Benefits
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF/Welfare)
The Library also provides materials to assist with case preparation, including the following:
Letter Briefs and Pleadings; and
Other Support Materials for Preparing a Case
News contains articles affecting poor people in D.C., recent information from area legal providers about law reform efforts and interesting cases.
Join by clicking "Join this Area". After we review your request to join, you will be provided with a response (usually within 24 hours). Private practitioners who are admitted to this Practice Area are expected to take at least one pro bono case a year. We are certain that you will have a rewarding experience. We look forward to working with you. Thank you for your interest!
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