Superior Court Allows Ayuda Employees to Provide Pro Bono Services
September 02, 2021
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 21-10 on September 1, authorizing Ayuda employees who are not members of the District of Columbia Bar to provide pro bono and low bono legal services in the court’s Family Court, Domestic Violence Division, and Small Claims and Conciliation Branch within the Civil Division.
Ayuda employees are authorized to practice under the order provided they are a member in good standing of the bar of another jurisdiction or a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school who has taken the bar examination and has been certified as being “of good character and legal ability.” The employees must be supervised by an enrolled, active member of the D.C. Bar employed by Ayuda.
Established in 1973, Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to low-income immigrants in the Washington, D.C., metro area.