Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

D.C. Law Students in Court Program
4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 100
Washington DC 20008
Contact: Moses Cook , Executive Director
Phone: 202-638-4798 204
Fax: 202-638-0304
Email: info@dclawstudents.org
Web address: www.dclawstudents.org

 

Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Yes.
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
No.
Intake hours:
During the academic year and summer session:;10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; During school breaks: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Non-english services?
Spanish, Amharic
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes, if firm or government attorney will enter appearance to cover pro hac vice requirements for litigation cases, non-D.C. attorneys could do intake but would need some training.
Need paralegal/law students:
No
Screening:
Program has income eligibility guidelines.
Training offered:
Yes. Landlord & Tenant training for summer program.
Types of services:
DC Law Students in Court is a dynamic force for justice in the District of Columbia. Our mission is to provide free, high-quality legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents while teaching and inspiring the next generation of social justice lawyers. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of vulnerable men, women, and children who have civil, criminal, and housing legal problems that originated in the District. Our steady presence in the courts serves as a vital check on a system that favors people with counsel and resources over people without.
Volunteer needs:
Board / Development Committee Involvement, Updating Training Materials and Case Referrals
Subject areas:
Housing, Bankruptcy, Juvenile, Landlord/Tenant, Consumer