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.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, at Venable LLP, 600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The list of monthly meetings for 2017 is as follows: September 21, October 19, November 16, December (no meeting).
Poverty Law Conference: "Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts", Mar 23 - Mar 24
American University Washington College of Law's Economic Justice Program, http://economicjusticeprogram.com/, is hosting a poverty law conference on March 23-24, 2018 at the law school (4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016). The conference theme is ...
Representing Asylum Seekers Training: Advanced, Apr 4
Asylum is a form of protection available to people fleeing persecution in their home countries due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This training session is intended to prepare pro bono a ...
Appellate Advocacy 2018 (Webcast), Apr 19
Why You Should Attend Appellate Advocacy 2018 will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and tec ...
Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series (Day 1), Apr 19
Shockingly, more than 90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.'s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear in court without counsel. Evictions lead to homelessness. With such high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge difference ...
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