The LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA is D.C.'s oldest and largest general civil legal services organization. Since 1932, Legal Aid lawyers have been MAKING JUSTICE REAL — in individual and systemic ways — for persons living in poverty in the District.

District residents have a right to shelter when the temperature or wind chill falls below 32 degrees. If you see someone on the street in need of shelter or warm blankets, call the Shelter Hotline at (800) 535-7252.
You could literally save a life.

Legal Aid is currently hiring for a Supervising Attorney and a Staff Attorney for our Housing Unit, a Policy Advocate, a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, and a Director of Development. Please go to our Employment page for more information.

The latest from Legal Aid’s blog,

Survivors of Domestic Violence Affected by Immigration Enforcement
By Jamie Sparano and Stephanie Westman, posted on Feb 18, 2017
New DC Appellate Decision Clarifies Tenants’ Legal Rights
By Jonathan Levy, posted on Feb 10, 2017
Article Highlights Exploitation of Tenants with Housing Vouchers
By Amanda Korber, posted on Feb 06, 2017
Registration Open For 2016 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Jan 26, 2017
Legal Aid Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Volunteer Attorney Roger Langsdorf
By Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, posted on Jan 25, 2017
2016: Legal Aid’s Year in Review
By Eric Angel, posted on Dec 28, 2016

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