Welcome to the web site of the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers. The Consortium is a coalition of 34 member organizations, all of which provide direct legal services to low-income DC residents. The Consortium is led by Co-Chairs Karen Newton Cole (Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services Program) and Gwen Washington (Pro Bono Director, Rising for Justice). The Consortium's Steering Committee is comprised of the Consortium Co-Chairs, as well as four other representatives from member organizations, currently: Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas (Executive Director, Advocates for Justice and Education), Lise Adams (Assistant Director, DC Bar Pro Bono Center), Chrissy Smith (Legal Director, The Children's Law Center) and Llamilet Guitierez (Executive Director, Amara Legal Center)



General meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend. They are held on the third Wednesday of each month, from 9:30 - 11:30 am, at Venable LLP (600 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC). We do not meet in August. The list of monthly meetings for the remainder of 2020 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)


Additional information about the Consortium and its activities can be found in the Library.



Advocates for Justice and Education

The Amara Legal Center

The American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area (ACLU-NCA)

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Ayuda, Inc.

Bread for the City

Break the Cycle

Capital Area Immigrants Rights (CAIR) Coalition

Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Catholic University Columbus Community Legal Services

The Children's Law Center

Christian Legal Aid of DC

The DC Affordable Law Firm

DC Bar Pro Bono Center

DC Crime Victims' Resource Center

DC Kincare Alliance

The DC Volunteer Lawyers' Project

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

First Shift Justice Project

George Washington Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Mil Mujeres

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Network for Victim Recovery - DC

The Public Defender Service of DC

The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Rising for Justice

School Justice Project

Tzedek DC

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

University Legal Services

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program