Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

2000 G Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20052
Contact: Joan S. Meier, Esq. , Legal Director
Phone: 202-994-2278
Fax: 202-994-4946
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Need paralegal/law students:
Case and legal issue must concern domestic violence. Cases are screened for viability of appeal
Training offered:
We closely mentor pro bono volunteers and provide trainings to the Bar and also to our pro bono network. Volunteer or staff attorneys need to be experienced in domestic violence litigation and have at least some appellate experience
Types of services:
DV LEAP provides a stronger voice for justice by fighting to overturn unjust trial court outcomes, advancing legal protections for victims and their children through expert appellate advocacy, training lawyers, psychologists and judges on best practices, and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the Supreme Court. DV LEAP's representation is limited to appeals, although we do sometimes consult on trial level litigation.
Volunteer needs:
We partner with pro bono attorneys at law firms. We also work with experienced domestic violence attorneys as "in-house" consulting attorneys.
Subject areas:
Criminal, Domestic Violence