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Dashing Through the Snow to Serve the Community

December 21, 2017

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advice & Referral Clinic

In this photo: Members of the D.C. Access to Justice Commission volunteered at the December Advice & Referral Clinic. L-R: D.C. Affordable Law Firm Chairman Sheldon Krantz and D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Executive Director Rebecca K. Troth.

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow kept volunteers away from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic on Saturday, December 9. Braving the inclement weather, more than 60 attorney volunteers provided free legal assistance to 98 clients at the clinic’s two locations in the Shaw and Anacostia neighborhoods.

Attorney and paralegal volunteers hailed from the D.C. Access to Justice Commission; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Federal Trade Commission; U.S. Small Business Administration; U.S. Department of Justice; Verizon; D.C. Bar Litigation Community; and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

The Pro Bono Center’s Advice & Referral Clinic, held on the second Saturday of every month at Bread for the City’s Northwest and Southeast D.C. locations, offers low-income individuals the opportunity to meet with attorney volunteers and discuss most matters governed by D.C. or federal law, including bankruptcy/debt collection, family, housing, and public benefits, among other law issues.

The next Advice & Referral Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 13.

Learn more about the Advice & Referral Clinic, and contribute to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s mission by donating today!