Welcome to the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers Area of probono.net/dc!
The Consortium is a coalition of 34 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 34 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn: Disability Law Cases, Oct 18
Please join the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and the Advocacy Justice Clinic on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an informative and thought-provoking Lunch Learn presentation. Social Security disability benefits represent an impor ...
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Public Health Insurance in D.C., Oct 20
Please join the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center for the third event in our five-part Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Public Health Insurance in D.C. This series is sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for ...
Landlord Tenant Practice in D.C. 5-Part Course: Part 3, Oct 21
Please join the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center for our five-part course on Landlord-Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia. This is a great opportunity for both new and experienced volunteer attorneys interested in landlord-tenant practice. The Pro Bono Ce ...
Tzedek DC Debt Collection Defense Pro Bono Training, Oct 21
Debt collection practices are shaped by decades of oppressive policies that target persons of color. Debt is not only an economic issue, but a civil rights issue. As the DC moratorium ends and pandemic protections are reduced, a tidal wave of collections ...
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