Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
1200 U Street, N.W.
Third Floor
Washington DC 20009
Contact: Renata Aguilera , Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 202-328-5500
Fax: 202-328-5515
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Varies by site. Call (202)328-5500 for information.
Non-english services?
Spanish available
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Federal employees not admitted to the D.C. Bar may still be able to take cases.
Need paralegal/law students:
Clients are homeless, living in shelters or public housing, or in danger of becoming homeless.
Training offered:
Yes. We provide a new volunteer orientation and training, "Intake 1010" and a Part II - Substantive Law training on public benefits, shelter, and housing law. We provide ongoing case-counseling and training as well.
Types of services:
Direct representation to homeless individuals and families. We conduct our intake at various programs that provide services to people who are homeless. Clients should call for the schedule.
Volunteer needs:
Attorneys or attorney/paralegal teams are needed to conduct intake interviews, provide advice, assistance and follow-up representation when necessary. REQUIREMENTS: To volunteer with the Legal Clinic, attorneys must be a current member of the DC Bar or have begun the procedure to waive-in admission. Federal government attorneys must be a member in good standing of the highest court of any state. Paralegals may volunteer only in partnership with and under the direct supervision of an attorney. Both parties of a Paralegals-attorney team must attend the volunteer orientation & training. Volunteers are expected to provide any needed follow-up and case representation for clients met at their assigned Legal Clinic Intake sessions.
Subject areas:
Homelessness, Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Mental, Differently-abled Rights, Public Benefits