Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Legal Counsel for the Elderly
601 E Street N.W.
4th Floor
Washington DC 20049
Contact: Shirley M. Williams
Phone: 202-434-2170
Fax: 202-434-6464
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Non-english services?
Spanish and most other languages.
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
They would have to work under direct supervision of staff attorneys and come into the LCE offices to do so.
Need paralegal/law students:
200% of poverty level, age 60 or older. SSI or Social Security Disability case can be age 55.
Training offered:
Yes. Many civil areas, especially public benefits, housing, guardianship, consumer, wills.
Types of services:
Hotline legal advice services, staff attorneys, pro bono panel, nursing home and board and care ombudsmen, community education and training.
Volunteer needs:
Volunteer attorneys to work on-site and in outreach sites. Volunteer attorneys to handle individual cases and those involving systemic reform.
Subject areas:
Adoptions, Housing, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Landlord/Tenant, Litigation, Contract Review (for artists only), Pension, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Elder Law, Employment, Family, Wills, Health