Welcome to the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers Area of probono.net/dc!
The Consortium is a coalition of 37 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 37 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.
General meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, at Venable LLP, 600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The list of remaining monthly meetings for the coming year is as follows:
Wednesday, February 19
Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, April 15
Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, June 17
Tuesday, July 14
August - No meeting
Wednesday, September 16
Wednesday, October 14
Wednesday, November 18
Wednesday, December 16 (Annual holiday service gathering)
Washington Council of Lawyers hosts a Virtual Coffee Break, Aug 20
We sure have a lot to talk about! Grab your favorite morning beverage and join us. Well chat about court and office re-openings, remote hearings, the tsunami of demand for legal services, quarantine, summer vacations, schools, and whatever else is on y ...
Best Practices in Pro Bono: Perspectives from the Bench, Sep 17
Washington Council of Lawyers offers Best Practices in Pro Bono! This is a chance to share advice and tips for improving your pro bono program—together with pro bono coordinators from legal services organizations, government agencies, in-house legal de ...
Rising for Justice Celebration of Service, Sep 22
Safety for Survivors: Litigating Family Law Cases, Sep 22
This training will prepare you to represent victims in court and help them find long-term safety and stability. Volunteers gain experience with a full range of litigation skills, including trial advocacy, discovery, and negotiation. Topics will include ...
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