Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Saint Elizabeth's Hospital for Public Defender Service
1100 Alabama Avenue, SE
Gate #5
Washington DC 20032
Contact: Harry J. Fulton , Chief, Mental Health Division
Phone: 202-824-2860
Fax: 202-824-2877
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Monday through Friday;9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Non-english services?
Hire interpreters (or use volunteers) when necessary.
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Need paralegal/law students:
Cases by court appointment.
Training offered:
We provide classroom training onthe Ervin Act and intervieweing / investigating mental health cases. We then provide hands-on training, and day-to-day supervision of all volunteers.
Types of services:
Appointed by the court to represent clients facing involuntary civil/criminal commitment to St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Volunteer needs:
Volunteers to work as investigative interns, social work interns, and law clerks. (For more information, please visit our website,, and click on "Mental Health)
Subject areas:
Mental, Criminal