If you have a legal problem and can’t afford a lawyer, come to one of our offices or call 202-832-NLSP. Our intake hours for new clients are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Who We Are:
Neighborhood Legal Services Program is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal information, advice and representation to low-income District of Columbia residents.
Who We Serve:
We serve clients who are residents of the District of Columbia and whose household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG). In some cases, we may be able to serve people with a household income at or below 200% of the FPG.
Not sure if you qualify? Call 202-832-NLSP or click here for more information.
How We Can Help:
We provide free legal information, advice and representation for low-income District of Columbia residents. We help with problems involving housing, family, domestic violence, public benefits and barriers to employment. We also provide advice on some consumer issues and assist with preparing wills and advance directives.
NLSP provides several different levels of assistance. We may provide advice and counsel, brief services, or more extended representation including in-court representation. The level of service we provide depends on what kind of assistance is likely to help you solve your problem and attorney availability. We may also refer you to other organizations for assistance (a referral from NLSP does not guarantee that the organization we refer you to will represent you).
Note: NLSP does not provide legal advice or assistance in criminal cases.
How to Apply for Services:
To get legal help from NLSP, you must first talk to an NLSP intake specialist. Come to one of our offices or call 202-832-NLSP during intake hours. Our intake hours for new clients are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Please note that, starting in November of 2023, intake will be closed every second Thursday of the month and every last Wednesday of the month.
The intake specialist will ask questions to help determine if you are eligible for our services. Within 48 hours of completing intake, eligible applicants will have the opportunity to talk to an NLSP Brief Services attorney. They can give legal advice and refer cases as necessary to an Extended Services attorney.
- December 31, 2023
January 28, 2022