Pro Bono Program

Opportunities for Private and Government Attorneys

Making Justice Real Through Pro Bono

Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program greatly enhances our ability to make justice real for our clients. In 2015, we referred over 125 individual cases to attorneys working in private practice and government. Volunteer attorneys staffing our 2015 Medicare Part D clinics served 64 additional clients. Prior to being designated for referral, cases are initially screened for merit by Legal Aid staff. At the time of referral, an experienced Legal Aid attorney is assigned as a mentor for the volunteer attorneys handling the case and is available as a resource to answer questions, provide sample pleadings, and discuss relevant law and strategy as the case moves forward.

If you accept a case referred from Legal Aid, you could:

*   Prevent a family from being evicted
*   Secure a tenant’s rights to safe and well-maintained housing
*   Help a survivor of domestic violence secure a child custody or          support order
*   Obtain benefits and health care for someone who can no longer work     due to disability
*   Preserve home ownership for a family facing foreclosure
*   Make justice real for an individual or family living in poverty in our     community

For more information about our Pro Bono Program and current pro bono opportunities, please send an email to


Read about the experiences of these pro bono attorneys:

D.C. Pro Bono Week Coming Soon – October 24-29!
By Jodi Feldman, posted on October 17, 2016

Generous Associates Campaign and Pro Bono Volunteer Celebration at Legal Aid
By Legal Aid, posted on September 29, 2016

Legal Aid Hosts Housing Conditions Pro Bono Training
By Jodi Feldman, posted on May 23, 2016

Miller & Chevalier Hosts Graduation Party For Client
By Jodi Feldman, posted on May 19, 2016

Legal Aid Holds Pro Bono Training on SSI/SSDI Administrative Hearings
By Neesa Sethi, posted on Mar 30, 2016

Covington Pro Bono Attorney and Client Testify Before City Council
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Mar 23, 2016

Beveridge & Diamond Helps Mother Living with Mold Secure Healthy Housing
By Jodi Feldman, poasted on Dec 16 ,2015

Hogan Lovells Ensures Clients Retain Home Health Care Services
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Nov 25, 2015

Kirkland Highlights Legal Aid Partnership in Pro Bono Video; Project Moves to SE
By Eric Angel, posted on Nov 23, 2015

Legal Aid and Wiley Rein Obtain Favorable Ruling in Class Action Lawsuit
By Heather Latino, posted on Jul 06, 2015

Kirkland Team Recovers Wrongfully Garnished Wages
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Mar 31, 2015

Crowell & Moring Helps Inspirational Dad Retain Custody of His Children
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Dec 23, 2014

Reed Smith Associates Provide “Life-Changing” Representation
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Oct 01, 2014

Miller & Chevalier Saves Family Home from Tax Sale  Foreclosure
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Apr 01, 2014