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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 the coming year is as follows:  December 2018 (no meeting), January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August (no meeting), September 15, October 19, November 17, December (no meeting).

                   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2018

 

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

Supports Susan M. Hoffman 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 Susan M. Hoffman for President-Elect. The Consortium notes that the decision of which candidate for President-Elect to endorse this year was particularly difficult, as both candidates exhibited a long history of and commitment to pro bono work and addressing the justice gap. Although the Consortium endorses Ms. Hoffman, we believe that both candidates would work toward increasing access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged people in the District of Columbia. The Consortium is also confident that the following individuals will devote significant attention to increasing access to justice in the District of Columbia.

 

    Secretary:                            Paul S. Lee

    Treasurer:                            Amy E. Nelson

    Board of Governors:          Rawle Andrews Jr
                                                  Moses Cook
                                                  A.J. S. Dhaliwal
                                                  Vanita “Saleema” Snow

    ABA House of Delegates:   Donald R. Dunner
                                                   John “Jack” C. Keeney Jr.
                                                   Lucy L. Thomson

 

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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