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March 25, 2021

Pro Bono Center Reflects on a Year of Remote Service

By Matt Stephen

The Pro Bono Center quickly transformed last March when COVID-19 changed the fabric of legal services and life itself. March 16, 2021 marked one year of remote legal services for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.

Stop Hate

March 19, 2021

Statement from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center*

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center stands in solidarity with the Asian American community in the wake of the mass shootings in Atlanta and the appalling incidents of hate crimes against Asian Americans across the country over the last year.

Family laughing

February 12, 2021

Your Law Firm Can Change Lives

By Matt Stephen

For 27 years, D.C. residents who need a lawyer to represent them have sought help from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advocacy & Justice Clinic. The Clinic has placed thousands of cases with volunteer attorneys who have transformed their clients’ lives.

Father and daughter

December 22, 2020

Pro Bono Attorneys Secure Life-Changing Benefits

Kevin* contracted a severe infection which forced him to undergo more than 30 surgeries, including one that required the devastating amputation of his leg. In the last year alone, he spent eight months in the hospital.

Holiday Operating Status

December 18, 2020

Holiday Operating Status

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center will be closed from December 24, 2020 to January 3, 2021. As such, the Landlord Tenant Resource Center/Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network (LTLAN), Consumer Law Resource Center, Advocacy & Justice Clinic, and Bankruptcy Clinic will all be closed for intake during this time.

Woman drinking coffee

November 16, 2020

Neighborhood Staple Goes Remote

By Matt Stephen

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has operated its Advice & Referral Clinic in-person on the second Saturday of every month since 1997. That all changed in March, when the Pro Bono Center canceled its clinics in Shaw and Anacostia due to COVID-19.