Pro Bono Program

Free Legal Help

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is dedicated to recruiting, training, and mobilizing lawyers to make desperately-needed legal services available to individuals and families living in poverty in the District of Columbia, and to the community-based nonprofits and disadvantaged small businesses that are critical to the strength of the District's low-income neighborhoods.

Knowing your legal rights is a good first step in finding out the type of help you need. You can find free information about a wide range of topics, including housing law, family law, employment law, immigration law, and public benefits law, at www.LawHelp.org/DC.

LawHelp.org/DC can also help you find a free legal services program that may be able to help you with your problem. The Web site contains an online search form which allows you to identify what type of legal problem you have, as well as other factors that may apply to you (for example, if you are over 60, or an immigrant, or HIV-positive). When you click “submit” on the form, you will get a customized list of programs that may be able to help you. For each organization you can see income limits, contact information, and intake times and locations.

You can also browse through a complete online directory of legal assistance programs on LawHelp.org/DC.

LawHelp.org/DC is a project of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program in collaboration with the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers. LawHelp.org/DC provides general information only. Information provided is not legal advice, which can only be obtained from a lawyer. LawHelp.org/DC makes every effort to keep all materials up-to-date, but laws change frequently. Therefore, LawHelp.org/DC does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

LawHelp.org/DC is not an attorney advertisement, solicitation, or e-mail advice service.

By clicking any of the links in this section, you are leaving the D.C. Bar’s Web site. The D.C. Bar is not responsible for any information posted on the LawHelp.org/DC Web site.