Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Children's Law Center
616 H Street, N.W.
Suite 300
Washington DC 20001
Contact: Nancy Drane , Pro Bono Director
Phone: 202-467-4900 502
Fax: 202-467-4949
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Call first)
Non-english services?
English and Spanish
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Research
Need paralegal/law students:
300% of poverty level
Training offered:
Yes. We offer training for adoption and kinship custody matters and for GALs in private custody cases. We offer a referral and advice helpline for GALs in DC Family Court.
Types of services:
Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and education. We are the largest provider of free legal services in the District and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 2,000 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District’s laws, policies and programs. Learn more at
Volunteer needs:
We refer adoption, guardianship, and custody cases to pro bono attorneys. Law students can volunteer as law clerks.
Subject areas:
Adoptions, Housing, Juvenile, Child Custody, Children, Domestic Violence, Public Policy, Education, Special Education, Family