Representing Yourself? (Pro Se)

If you need legal help from NLSP, call 202-832-NLSP during our intake hours. Our Brief Services Unit can provide advice and help with filling out forms.

If you want to represent yourself, here are several free resources:

Pro-se (representing yourself) forms:
Interactive tools for filling out common family law and landlord-tenant forms: 

Self-help clinics and resource centers:

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advice & Referral Clinic:
This monthly clinic alternates between Bread for the City in Anacostia (SE) and the D.C. Bar in Mt. Vernon Triangle (NW). Individuals with civil legal problems including bankruptcy, consumer, employment, housing, family, SSI/SSDI benefits, and probate may meet with a lawyer for free legal advice and/or referral to another organization for assistance.

Clinic Addresses:
Bread for the City
1700 Marion Barry Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020

D.C. Bar
901 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Intake hours: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Landlord Tenant Resource Center:
Location: 510 4th Street, N.W. Room 223 Washington, DC 20001
Hours: Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Family Court Self-Help Center:
Location: 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Room JM 570 Washington, DC 20001
Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - No new intakes accepted after 4:30 p.m.

Small Claims Resource Center
Location: 510 4th St., NW, Bldg. B, Room 208 Washington, DC 20001
Hours: Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Consumer Law Resource Center
Location: 510 4th Street NW Room 223
Hours: Every other Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Immigration Legal Advice Clinic
Held quarterly usually on the first Saturday of the month in March, June, August, December
Location: Carlos Rosario International School, 1100 Harvard Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Probate Resource Center
Location: Court Building A (515 5th Street, NW) - Room 316
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with closure from 12 noon – 1 p.m. for lunch.