*** COVID-19 Advisory information about the DC Courts and legal services providers ***


The DC Courts have created a web page with information on operating status, http://www.dccourts.gov/coronavirus.  Please look there for ongoing updates on the impact of COVID on court operations, both DCCA and DC Superior Court.

Please visit the website of our individual member organizations for the most up-to-date information on their operational status.



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

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 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


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 Ariel Levinson-Waldman (President and Director-Counsel, Tzedek DC). The Consortium's Steering Committee is comprised of the Consortium Co-Chairs, as well as four elected representatives from member organizations, currently: Su Sie Ju (Legal Director, Bread for the City), Damon King (Director of Policy Advocacy, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia), Gabrielle Majewski (Executive Director, The DC Affordable Law Firm), and Amy Nelson (Director of Legal Services, Whitman-Walker Health).



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 consortiumcoordinator@gmail.com.