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.

Legal Aid will be closed for initial interviews from Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 19th. We will reopen on Monday, August 22 with our regular schedule. Please click here to see our hours.

Legal Aid is currently hiring for a Supervising Attorney and a Staff Attorney for our Housing Unit. In addition to these openings Legal Aid is accepting applications for an Equal Justice Works and/or Skadden Fellowship in our Family Unit. Please go to our Employment page for more information.

The latest from Legal Aid’s blog,

D.C. Foreclosure Prevention Program Reopens, But With Limited Reach
By Jennifer Ngai Lavallee, posted on Jul 22, 2016
Housing Shortage in DC Affects Domestic Violence Survivors
By Stephanie Westman, posted on Jul 15, 2016
Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban for Domestic Violence Convictions
By Jamie Sparano, posted on Jun 30, 2016
The Myth of “The Undeserving Poor”
By Curt Campbell, posted on Jun 28, 2016
Memorial Service Held for PBI Founder Esther F. Lardent
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Jun 17, 2016

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