Winter Holiday Schedule

NLSP's Holiday Closings are as follows:

Friday, December 22nd - early closing at 3:00PM.

Monday, December 25th - closed all day.

Tuesday, December 26th - closed all day.


Friday, December 29th - early closing at 3:00PM.

Monday, January 1st - closed all day.

Tuesday, January 2nd - closed all day.


Neighborhood Legal Services Program will be closed for new intakes from December 25th through January 5th. We will resume our normal intake schedule on January 8, 2017.

August 21, 2014

Announcing Fall 2014 DC Public Library Programs

NLSP is pleased to announce our Fall 2014 slate of community education and pro bono training programs taking place at across the DC Public Library (DCPL) system as part of the NLSP-DCPL library-legal partnership.

Do you need help understanding a lease or legal document? Have a question about how to get child support or custody? Spanish-speaking attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will be at the Library during Baby/Toddler Storytime and Spanish Story Time/Hora del Cuento to answer your questions about family law and housing law in DC. Neighborhood Legal Services Program provides free, legal help to low-income residents of the District of Columbia and we have bilingual intake specialists to assist you.

BRANCH: Petworth Neighborhood Library
TIME: 10- Noon
DATES: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 + November 18, 2014.

BRANCH: Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library
TIME: 10- Noon
DATES: Friday, November 7, 2014 + Friday, December 12, 2014.

Are you a tenant who is renting an apartment or house that needs repairs? Does your heat work? Do you have plumbing issues? Do all your windows close and your doors lock? Do all of your kitchen appliances work? Winter weather is on the way and it is important to know the steps to take to protect yourself and your family and that there is a Housing Conditions Calendar in D.C. Superior Court that tenants can use to sue landlords for D.C. Housing Code violations on an expedited basis. Attend this 90-minute training program to learn more about how to properly document your housing conditions, file a complaint on the Housing Conditions Calendar and the relief that the court can grant you. We encourage tenants and lawyers interested in representing low-income tenants on a pro bono basis to attend this training program and learn more about this legal process. Tenants will also receive information about the legal aid providers in the District of Columbia who provide free legal information, advice and representation. These workshops will be presented by Neighborhood Legal Services Program thanks to the generous financial support of the Women's Bar Association Foundation of the District of Columbia.

BRANCH: Anacostia Neighborhood Library
TIME: 6:30 - 8 pm
DATES: October, 6, 2014

BRANCH: Northwest One Neighborhood Library
TIME: 6:30 - 8 pm
DATES: November 4, 2014

BRANCH: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
TIME: 6:30 - 8pm
DATES: December 11, 2014

BRANCH: Southeast Library
TIME: 6:30 - 8 pm
DATES: January 12, 2015

A fathers’ rights are essentially the same as a mother's but sometimes men have difficulty exercising all their parental rights. Disputes over paternity, child support and custody can interfere with a dad's ability to play a full role in his children's life. Join us for this 2.5 hour training program and learn how to bring a case for child custody and visitation in the District of Columbia. You will also learn the steps you can take to establish paternity. The training will also include a discussion of when it is appropriate to seek to have a child support order modified and how to petition for a modification. These programs will be conducted by family law attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program in partnership with the DC Public Library and with the support of the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, the East of the River Casehandlers, Concerned Black Men, and the Fatherhood, Education, Empowerment, and Development (FEED) program.

BRANCH: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
TIME: 6 - 8:30 pm
DATES: Monday, November 10, 2014

BRANCH: Dorothy Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
TIME: 6 - 8:30 pm
DATES: Monday, December 9, 2014

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