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Family Avoids Eviction With Pro Bono Center Help

April 27, 2017

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Mrs. J* is swimming in thousands of dollars of medical and consumer debt. With three children who have disabilities, she struggles to pay down her debt or afford the rent for public housing. Eviction, however, would send her family to the streets.

A volunteer attorney, who was placed with her through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, was able to help Mrs. J. with her bankruptcy filing and got her debt discharged, keeping her and her children in their home.

Mrs. J is just one of many vulnerable people in the District of Columbia who need access to safe, affordable, and decent housing. Financial setbacks threaten their livelihood, putting them at greater risk of homelessness unless they have legal representation.

This is where the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center can help. The Pro Bono Center delivers legal representation, advice, and information to thousands of the District’s poor residents each year. Award-winning clinics and resource centers are staffed by volunteer lawyers recruited, trained, and supported by Pro Bono Center staff and volunteer mentors to help meet the increasing legal needs, from housing to immigration issues.

The Pro Bono Center is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from members like you. Please contribute today to help the Pro Bono Center transform the lives of our neighbors struggling with legal problems.

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*Name changed to protect privacy