The Consumer Law Practice Area provides resources and support for pro bono attorneys and legal services attorneys in advising and representing District of Columbia residents with consumer law problems.
Consumer law problems span a wide range of substantive areas, including predatory lending, consumer fraud and home equity stripping, debt collection, identity theft, and others. A recent report from the D.C. Access to Justice Commission ranks consumer issues as one of the top unmet legal needs for low-income residents of the District of Columbia.
Pro bono and legal services attorneys representing consumers are eligible to join this Practice Area, including volunteers with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic, Health Care Access Project, and Consumer Law Resource Center; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia; and other legal services providers.
To join, go to "Join this Area" on the left tool bar and register for your membership. You should be admitted within 24 hours.
Attorneys handling pro bono matters through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Bankruptcy Clinic should join the Bankruptcy Practice Area.