Legal Resource List

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
(202) 457-0800
1400 20TH ST NW STE 119
WASHINGTON DC 20036-5963

Offers legal services in the areas of religious and civil rights law.

 

American Council of the Blind 
(202) 467-5081   (800) 424-8666

1155 15TH ST NW STE 1004
WASHINGTON DC 20005-2706

Information and referral service for the blind.

 

American University
(202)274-4140
Clinical Program Office
4801 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW STE 417
WASHINGTON DC 20016-8197

Offers federal tax, civil practice, domestic violence and family law services.

Anti-Defamation League
(202) 452-8310
1100 CONNECTICUT AVE NW STE 1020
WASHINGTON DC 20036-4112

Offers legal services in the areas of religious and civil rights law

Ayuda, Inc. 
(202) 387-4848
1707 Kalorama RD NW
WASHINGTON DC  20009-2833

Legal advocacy; immigration; political asylum, family visa petitions, naturalization, battered spouse waivers.  Domestic violence, CPO, Child custody, & child support.

Bread for the City
(202) 265-2400
(Formerly Zaccheus Free Medical & Legal Clinic)
1525 7TH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001

Bread for the City operates two legal clinics, one out of each of their centers in Northwest and Southeast Washington. They have seven full-time staff attorneys and one loaned associate from Covington & Burling who represent and advise clients.

Volunteer and Staff attorneys represent clients in landlord-tenant disputes, represent claimants who have been denied Social Security disability benefits, advocate in fair hearings for other public benefits and represent clients in family law matters including child custody, civil protection orders, child support and divorce.

Catholic University
(202) 319-6788
Community Legal Services  
3602 JOHN MCCORMACK RD NE
WASHINGTON DC 20064-0001

Provides legal services for D.C. residents who need assistance with civil cases and issues regarding social security.

Columbus Community Legal Services
(202) 319-6788
3600 JOHN MCCORMACK RD NE
WASHINGTON DC  20064-0001

Landlord-tenant, small claims, benefits, employment, general litigation. Family abuse (CPO primarily) and homebound elderly projects. No criminal or juvenile or workman's compensation cases.  Free for income eligible DC residents.

Counsel for Child Abuse & Neglect (CCAN)
(202) 879-1406
500 INDIANA AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC  20001-2131

Facilitates & trains appointed lawyers representing indigent parents & children in civil abuse & neglect cases.

 

CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants)
(202)789-2126
National Capitol Station 
PO BOX 2310
WASHINGTON DC  20013-2310

Local and national membership organization working to improve prison conditions and advocating for legislative change.  DOES NOT PROVIDE DIRECT LEGAL SERVICES.

 

D.C. Law Students in Court
(202) 638-4798
616 H ST NW Suite 500
WASHINGTON DC  20001

Third-year law students represent clients in misdemeanor; juvenile; landlord-tenant; small claims/consumer cases; Chapter 7 bankruptcy (call first). Phone and walk-in inquiries. 10 am -2 pm.

D.C. Prisoners Legal Service Project
(202) 775-0323
2639 Connecticut Avenue NW STE 225
WASHINGTON DC 20008

Provides legal services (civil cases only) for D.C. inmates.

D.C. School of Law
(202) 274-5073
4200 CONNECTICUT AVE NW BLDG 38 FLR2
WASHINGTON DC 20008-1173

Indigent and low-income clients: juvenile law/neglect/special education; fair housing & landlord-tenant. HIV clinic (see HIV Section).

Ex-Offender Task Force
(202) 232-4200 & (202) 232-4288
Shiloh Baptist Church
1500 9TH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001-3208

Weekly support and advocacy groups for ex-offender and concerned persons; Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown University
(202) 662-9640
Domestic Violence and Women's Human Rights Clinic 
600 NEW JERSEY AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001-2022

Student attorneys work on civil litigation and counseling in the areas of sex discrimination and women's issues.

Georgetown University
(202) 662-9590
Juvenile Justice Clinic
111 F ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001-2015

Law students work as criminal defense attorneys and legal counselors for juvenile offenders.

Georgetown University Law Center
(202) 662-9575
111 F ST NW RM 130
WASHINGTON DC 20001-2015

Juveniles as D.C. residents only.  Adults as D.C. and Maryland residents are accepted; court-appointed cases only.

George Washington University Legal Clinic
(202) 994-7463
2000 G ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20052-0001

Civil litigation, immigration; consumer help/mediation; vaccine injury project; criminal appeals; domestic violence clinic; health insurance counseling for elderly; small business; administrative advocacy; administrative fees for some clinics.

Howard University Clinical Law Center
(202) 806-8083
2900 VAN NESS ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20008-1106

Provides legal counsel for the elderly including: guardianship/child custody cases on behalf of grandparents, wills, landlord-tenant disputes, social security and other entitlement applications and appeals.

Legal Aid Society
(202) 628-1161
1331 H St NW STE 350
WASHINGTON DC 20005

Provides legal representation and counseling in the areas of child custody cases, landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits like social security, protective orders and civil law. Also provides assistance regarding financial aid.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly
(202) 434-2120
601 E STREET NW RM A4
WASHINGTON DC 20049-0001

Provides legal services for DC residents 60 and older who need legal assistance with public benefits like social security, wills, taxes, housing, consumer issues, and guardianship.  Handles SSI and legal disability cases for people 55 and older. Also provides court litigation, legal advocacy, and protective services.

  Multidoor Dispute Resolution Program
(202) 879-1549
D.C. Superior Court
John Marshall Annex
515 5th St  NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001-2110

Helps individuals develop solutions to problems through referral to appropriate District private/public organizations.  Possible options include free mediation services to resolve disputes of landlord-tenant, consumer, family, neighborhood, small claims and other civic issues.  Referral to legal services also available.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
(202) 682-1300
1444 I ST NW FL 10
WASHINGTON DC 20005-2706

Handles class action suits in the areas of education, housing, voting rights and employment discrimination.

National Association of the Deaf Law Center
(301) 587-7732
841 THAYER AVE
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-4567

Offers information and legal counseling services on discrimination against the deaf.

Neighborhood Legal Services
(202) 269-5100
680 Rhode Island  NE
WASHINGTON DC 20002

Handles civil cases for income eligible clients, and assists clients regarding social security issues.

Public Defender Service-Mental Health Division
(202) 824-2860
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
BURTON HALL RM 115
WASHINGTON DC 20032-1510

Appointed by the court to represent Indigent clients facing involuntary civil/criminal commitments.

Public Defender Service (Special Litigation Division (S.L.D))
(202) 628-1200
633 Indiana Ave., NW
Washington D.C. 20004-2908

Civil representation in non-damages actions to jail, for DC Code offenders in denial of constitutional or civil rights while incarcerated: living conditions, overcrowding, physical deterioration of facilities; inadequate medical, dental, psychological care; visiting problems; denial of mail and communication; inter­ference with religious beliefs and practices; access to attorneys, courts, or law libraries; limited representation at adjustment board hearings; court challenges to disciplinary proceedings; challenges to living conditions or confinement in special housing units such as protective custody or administrative segregation.REQUESTS ACCEPTED IN WRITING ONLY.

Public Justice
(202) 797-8600
1825 K Street NW STE 200
WASHINGTON DC 20006

Handles tort and consumer issues.

UDC School of Law
(202) 274-7400
4200 CONNECTICUT AVE NW BLDG 38 FLR 2
WASHINGTON DC 20008-1122

Student attorneys work on civil litigation, transactions, and counseling including landlord tenant disputes, social security and family law.

University Legal Services
(202) 547-4747
220 I ST NE STE 130
WASHINGTON DC 20002-4389

Offers legal services in the areas of housing counseling, protection advocacy and counsels person living with disabilities. Also, assistance regarding social security issues is provided.

Washington Lawyer's Committee
(202) 319-1019
11 DUPONT CIR NW STE 400
WASHINGTON DC 20036-1226

Provides legal counsel and advice in the areas of employment, voting rights, housing, environmental justice, and civil rights.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
(202) 328-5500
1200 U St NW #3
WASHINGTON DC 20036-2006

Free legal assistance to the homeless in matters including but not limited to public entitlement like social security, shelters, landlord-tenant disputes and housing benefits.

Women Empowered Against Violence/Emergency Domestic Relations
(202) 452-9590
1422 K St NW
WASHINGTON DC 20005

Legal representation (civil protection orders, child custody, child support, modification of CPO) and other advocacy for victims of domestic violence.  Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Whitman-Walker Clinic
(202) 745-7000
1701 14th St NW
WASHINGTON DC 20009-3819

Provides case management (medical and education), day treatment programs, and legal services with special emphasis on HIV/AIDS related discrimination.  Also, assistance regarding social security issues is provided.