Overview

 

Welcome to the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers Area of probono.net/dc!

The Consortium is a coalition of 35 member organizations, all of which provide direct legal services to low-income DC residents. The Consortium's mission is to coordinate the delivery, expand the availability and improve the quality of legal services and advocacy for poor and disadvantaged people and groups of people in the District of Columbia.

Many of the Consortium's 35 member organizations have robust pro bono programs. Your help is greatly needed. Please browse a "virtual pro bono fair" of some of the organizations and a complete directory of pro bono opportunities to find an organization that best matches your personal interests and professional goals.

Consortium members meet on a monthly basis, with leadership committees and work and affinity groups convening separately throughout the year. Consortium meetings and activities are generally open to all individuals who work in the legal services community or who are interested in issues impacting low-income clients. Individuals from a broad spectrum of public interest organizations, local law schools, private law firms, and DC Bar entities are active in the Consortium.

 

CONSORTIUM MEETING SCHEDULE

The DC Consortium traditionally met in person on the third Thursday of every month starting at 9:30 am and our meetings were always open to anyone interested in attending.  Then COVID-19 turned the world upside down and we pivoted to meeting weekly via Zoom to discuss how to address the ever changing situation faced by our client community and staff. Recently our weekly meetings shifted again to every other week as we continue to deal with regular Consortium business on top of COVID-related issues.

We wanted to let everyone know that you are still welcome to join our meetings. To do so, please let me know you would like to be added to the Zoom calendar invite and I will do so. You don't have to RSVP or attend every meeting, but if you want to attend any meetings you will need the link to join the zoom call. Please send an email to consortiumcoordinator@gmail.com.

Meetings are bi-weekly and run from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

 

 

                   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2019


D.C. CONSORTIUM OF LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS ANNOUNCES
ENDORSEMENTS IN D.C. BAR ELECTIONS

Supports Charles C. Lemley for President-Elect

The D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers is pleased to announce its endorsement of candidates for D.C. Bar office. The Consortium is a coalition of 34 organizations that provide civil legal services to low-income people, or people in other disadvantaged groups, living in the District of Columbia. Its principal criterion for endorsement is the extent to which a candidate has a demonstrated commitment to, and a vision for, increasing access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged people and groups of people in the District of Columbia.

In making its endorsements, the Consortium considered material supplied by the candidates, including the candidates' resumes and responses to a Consortium questionnaire. The endorsement for President-Elect was also based on the candidates’ oral presentations to the Consortium membership. Only those candidates who submitted an endorsement package to the Consortium could be considered for endorsement.

The Consortium endorses Charles C. Lemley for President-Elect. The Consortium is also confident that the following individuals will devote significant attention to increasing access to justice in the District of Columbia:

 Secretary:                        Garylene “Gage” D. Javier

 Treasurer:                         Hardeep Grover

 Board of Governors:        Jessica E. Adler
                                            Theodore A. Howard
                                             Su Sie Ju
                                             Paul S. Lee
                                             Amy E. Nelson

ABA House of Delegates:   Pauline A. Schneider
                                              D. Jean Veta

ABA House of Delegates under-36:  Josephine M. Bahn

For further information on the Consortium's endorsements, please contact the Consortium Coordinator, Holly Eaton, at ConsortiumCoordinator@gmail.com.

 


                                                   

April 4, 2016 - Today the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers released the findings of its "Community Listening Project," a nearly three-and-a-half year study of the multiple difficulties faced by D.C.'s poorest residents in an effort to understand and better serve our client community. 

Press Release

Executive Summary

Full Report

4.4.16 Washington Post article

4.6.16 Washington Post Op-Ed

 

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