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.


Please note that Legal Aid will be closed to the public beginning Monday, December 24, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 3, 2019. Legal Aid also will be closed for general intake in our Northwest and Southeast/Big Chair locations beginning Monday, December 24, 2018, through Friday, January 11, 2019. We will resume normal intake hours on Monday, January 14.

Legal Aid is currently hiring for a Staff Attorney in our Family Unit, and a Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow. Please go to our Employment page for more information.

The latest from Legal Aid’s blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.org

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