Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Ayuda, Inc.
6925B Willow Street. NW
Washington DC 20012
Contact: Susannah Volpe , Supervising Attorney
Phone: 202-387-4848
Fax: 202-387-0324
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Immigration: Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. to first 25 people.;Domestic violence: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Non-english services?
Spanish and French
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Membership in any state bar.
Need paralegal/law students:
Low income
Training offered:
All interns receive a two day training by the staff at the beginning of their internship. Interns will assist attorneys and paralegals handling cases and will have direct contact with clients.
Types of services:
Ayuda provides multi-lingual, culturally competent legal and social services, focusing on immigration and domestic violence matters for low-income immigrants in the DC and Maryland areas. Ayuda is also home to the D.C. Community Legal Interpreter Bank, providing trained legal interpreters to D.C.'s legal services providers.
Volunteer needs:
Ayuda operates a highly respected internship and training program. Undergraduate, graduate or law school students may choose to intern either in Ayuda's Immigration Program or its Domestic Violence / Family Law program. Social work interns may apply to Domestic Violence / Family Law program. Ayuda also welcomes administrative / fundraising interns for its general operations. Ayuda internships are unpaid, but we are willing to assist with externship credit and / or fellowships if the student takes the lead
Subject areas:
Asylum/Immigration, Domestic Violence