Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Jodi Feldman , Supervising Attorney, Pro Bono & Training Programs
Phone: 202-661-5965
Fax: 202-727-2132
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.; Please visit for dates and times.
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Only if the attorney is eligible to practice in D.C. pursuant to an exception set forth in D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49.
Need paralegal/law students:
Program has income eligibility guidelines.
Training offered:
Legal Aid cosponsors several D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program trainings each year. Legal Aid also provides additional training opportunities on occasion. In addition, an expert mentor is assigned for each pro bono case referred through Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Referral Program.
Types of services:
Legal Aid primarily provides direct client representation in the areas of housing law, domestic violence and family law, public benefits law, and consumer law. We also help clients prevent legal problems through outreach and education and assist clients in resolving their own disputes with advice and other brief assistance. In addition, when issues that have an impact beyond an individual client are identified, we often seek a structural solution, a change in the law, or a reform of government practice. Through Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program, we refer out individual cases for representation to pro bono attorneys throughout the city.
Volunteer needs:
Legal Aid primarily has opportunities for attorneys to accept individual case referrals through our Pro Bono Referral Program. Legal Aid also has summer and academic year internship opportunities for law and undergraduate students.
Subject areas:
Housing, Child Custody, Landlord/Tenant, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Family, Veterans