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)
Meet the Next Chief Judge!, Jun 9
Cost is free. Washington Council of Lawyers, in partnership with the Council for Court Excellence and other local legal organizations, will be hosting "Meet the Next Chief Judge" on Tuesday, June 9, from 6-7:30 pm. This forum will be a chance for inter ...
Fellowships 101 (2020), Jun 10
Washington Council of Lawyers hosts the following: Post-graduate fellowships are a unique way to realize your ideal public interest job. Fellowships allow new lawyers to gain hands-on experience, develop project management skills, and pursue their pass ...
2020 Lawyers Have Heart 10k Race, 5K Run & Fun Walk with Washington Council of Lawyers, Jun 12
Cost: $50 to be a Virtual Heart Hero; Free for Virtual Participants Lawyers Have Heart is the premier athletic philanthropic event led by the greater Washington legal community and brings together more than 300 organizations and over 6,000 runners and ...
Supreme Court in Review: View from the Press Gallery (2020), Jun 30
Cost: $20 for law firm associates summer associates; $15 for public-interest government lawyers and interns; $10 for WCL members; $10 for co-sponsoring organization members Join us (virtually!) on Tuesday, June 30, from 3-4:30 pm ET for a lively anal ...
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