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Delivering access
to justice
In 2018, we delivered access to justice to transform the lives of our neighbors
and the lawyers who serve them through the following clinics and programs:
FULL REPRESENTATION CLINICS

HOUSING RIGHT TO COUNSEL PROJECT

At these clinics, we place cases with pro bono lawyers to help
individuals and families avoid eviction, ensure safe housing, file for
bankruptcy protection, preserve parent-child relationships, and access
vital public benefits. 373 Clients Served.

In collaboration with other legal
services providers, local law firms,
and the D.C. Access to Justice
Commission, the Pro Bono Center
launched this effort in 2015
to dramatically increase legal
representation of subsidized
housing tenants facing eviction.
In 2018, our staff trained and
mentored 120 volunteers from five
firms and the federal government,
who represented clients in 27
eviction cases through the Project.

SATURDAY NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS
Our Saturday clinics give individuals the opportunity to meet with a
lawyer for free legal information, brief advice and, if needed, a referral, on
any civil legal matter at locations in Anacostia and Shaw. At our location
in Columbia Heights, individuals have the same chance to meet with a
lawyer to address their immigration concerns. 1,583 Clients Served.

D.C. SUPERIOR COURT RESOURCE CENTERS
At our resource centers, volunteers help pro se litigants navigate the
courts to avoid eviction, stop debt-collection harassment, and protect
family assets in probate proceedings. Note: Now that the D.C. Superior
Court has opened its Probate Self-Help Center, we have closed our
Probate Resource Center. 5,324 Customers Served.

NONPROFIT LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Pro Bono Center matched a record-breaking 72 nonprofits
with pro bono counsel, served 84 organizations through legal
clinics, and provided training to 1,330 nonprofit managers.
1,486 Nonprofits Served.

SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Pro Bono Center enabled 427 small business owners to meet
with a volunteer lawyer and trained 650 entrepreneurs on business
law topics. 1,077 Small Businesses Served.

PUBLIC INFORMATION RESOURCES
The Pro Bono Center provides free legal information online at
LawHelp.org/DC and on the phone via the Legal Information
Help Line. LawHelp pages were viewed 80,970 times per
month, and the Help Line served 12,918 callers.


http://www.LawHelp.org/DC

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Digital Extras
Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Calendar of Events
DC Bar Practice Management Advisory Service feature
Niching Down to Build Up feature
Going Small feature
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
Attorney Briefs
Ask the Ethics Experts
Disciplinary Summaries
The Pro Bono Effect
Community & Connections
Last Word
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