Legal Aid is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. We provide free civil legal services to persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia. Legal Aid is proud to have earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating — four out of four stars. We are committed to accountability and transparency in the work we do to carry out Legal Aid’s mission of making justice real. We strive to make as much information available to the public as possible so that you may be assured that your contributions to Legal Aid are being used wisely and effectively.