Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic
1101 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Vanessa Batters-Thompson , Managing Attorney
Phone: 202-737-4700 3206
Fax: 202-626-3474
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
No phone calls from prospective clients accepted. We only accept cases on referral from other agencies. Members of the public seeking legal advice or referral may attend the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Advice & Referral Clinic, which is held on a walk-in only basis on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am - noon at Bread for the City, 1525 Seventh St., NW, or 1640 Good Hope Road, SE.
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Some exceptions apply. Please refer to Court of Appeals Rule 49.
Need paralegal/law students:
Legal and social service providers prescreen individuals for income eligibility and case types. Call
Training offered:
Extensive mentoring and possible co-counseling opportunities
Types of services:
The Advocacy & Justice Clinic provides low-income individuals and families with much needed legal representation in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, consumer, and personal injury defense. The Clinic provides a tremendous amount of structure and support to its volunteers including access to interpreters/translators, mentoring, practice manuals, sample pleadings/briefs/documents, and training/orientation.
Volunteer needs:
Law firms and government agencies staff this clinic on a rotating basis. Paralegals can participate with an an attorney from their firm/agency. Law students are not eligible to participate in this Clinic.
Subject areas:
AIDS/HIV, Housing, Child Custody, Landlord/Tenant, Children, Child Support, Consumer, Mental, Differently-abled Rights, Domestic Relations, Public Benefits, Family, Health