WHY PRO BONO?
An overwhelming demand exists for civil legal services in the U.S. and our mission is to provide legal aid to low-income residents of the District of Columbia. We accomplish this mission with the help of committed, pro bono lawyers like you.

OUR CLIENTS, YOUR NEIGHBORS
We represent the region's neediest residents and all of our pro bono clients are prescreened for financial need. Since the majority of our clients are District of Columbia residents, your pro bono assistance may have a direct impact on the residents of the communities where you live and work.

DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRO BONO LAWYERS
We provide direct, legal representation in a range of civil matters affecting the lives of low-income residents across the District of Columbia as well as legal training for community members and social service providers. We welcome the assistance of pro bono attorneys with all of these activities. We support our volunteers from case assignment to closure, screening each pro bono matter carefully, providing a staff mentor or co-counsel when requested, as well as access to case materials, electronic research databases and training.

Opportunities to Provide Direct Legal Representation

Pro Se and Brief Services

Legal Training and Community Education

COMMUNITY-BASED OPPORTUNITY: WARD 7
NLSP currently has an urgent need for pro bono lawyers with a particular interest in helping the residents of Ward 7. We are the only full-service, civil legal aid provider in these underserved communities located east of the Anacostia River.

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER
As a general matter, all of our volunteer attorneys must be admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia. There are some exceptions, for example, for attorneys who work for the federal government or who have a pending application for admission to the D.C. Bar. Attorneys who are not licensed in the District of Columbia and recent law school graduates are advised to consult and review D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49 governing the unauthorized pratice of law in the District of Columbia before engaging in pro bono work in the District.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Managing Attorney, Heather Molina at HMolina@nlsp.org or (202) 269-5109.


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