Help for Individuals

Free Child Custody Clinic

After more than two decades of service to the community, we are discontinuing the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Pro Se Plus Divorce and Custody Clinics. When the Pro Se Plus Divorce Clinic began in 1993 and the Pro Se Plus Custody Clinic opened in 1996, few options existed for individuals who required help filing a divorce or custody complaint without the assistance ofcounsel. Since that time numerous programs developed to provide assistance and advice to pro se family law litigants.

For assistance:

Visit the free Family Court Self-Help Center at the D.C. Superior Court, located at 500 Indiana Ave., N.W., Room JM-570. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Or visit the free Advice & Referral walk-in clinic held the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at both locations of Bread for the City 1525 7th St. NW and 1640 Good Hope Road SE.

For more information about divorce or custody in the District of Columbia, consult the "Handbook for People Who Represent Themselves in Divorce, Custody and Child Support Cases." Resources are also available at