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:

Solving Real-World Problems: Jahnisa Tate Loadholt
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Oct 27, 2016
Ready For a Challenge: Henry Smith
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Oct 26, 2016
A Decade of Pro Bono Service: Stefanie Doebler
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Oct 25, 2016
D.C. Pro Bono Week Coming Soon – October 24-29!
By Jodi Feldman, posted on Oct 17, 2016
Generous Associates Campaign and Pro Bono Volunteer Celebration at Legal Aid
By Legal Aid Society of DC, posted on Sep 29, 2016