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Legal Service Provider Detail

Children's Law Center
501 3rd Street, N.W.
8th Floor
Washington DC 20001
Contact: Jennifer Masi , Pro Bono Director
Phone: 202-467-4900 541
Fax: 202-467-4949
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Call first)
Non-english services?
English and Spanish
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Research.
Need paralegal/law students:
300% of poverty level
Training offered:
Yes. We offer training for adoption and kinship custody matters and for GALs in private custody cases. We offer a referral and advice helpline for GALs in DC Family Court.
Types of services:
Children’s Law Center fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to be the voice for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 8 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Visit to learn more.
Volunteer needs:
We refer adoption, guardianship, and custody cases to pro bono attorneys. Law students can volunteer as law clerks.
Subject areas:
Adoptions, Housing, Juvenile, Child Custody, Children, Domestic Violence, Public Policy, Education, Special Education, Family