About the Consortium
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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.
CONSORTIUM MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
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).
CONSORTIUM MEETING SCHEDULE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.