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  1. 1. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DIRECTORY OF LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS Prepared by the D.C. Consortium of Legal Service Providers July 2004
  2. 2. Table of Contents 1AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA.....1 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW CLINICAL PROGRAM..........................................................................................................................1 THE ARC OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA..............................................................2 ARCHDIOCESAN LEGAL NETWORK (ALN) OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES..............2 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER......................................3 AYUDA, INC......................................................................................................................3 ..............................................................................................................................................3 BREAD FOR THE CITY LEGAL CLINIC........................................................................4 BREAK THE CYCLE.........................................................................................................5 CAPITAL AREA IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS (CAIR) COALITION.................................5 CATHOLIC CHARITIES IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES.....................................6 CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CARECEN)........................................6 THE CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER..................................................................................7 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS COUNCIL....................................................................................7 COLUMBUS COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES (CCLS).............................................8 COMMUNITY TAX AID, INC..........................................................................................8 CONSORTIUM FOR CHILD WELFARE ........................................................................9 COVENANT HOUSE OF WASHINGTON.......................................................................9 COUNSEL FOR CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT (CCAN)...............................................10 D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM ADVICE & REFERRAL CLINIC.........................10 D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM LEGAL INFORMATION HELP LINE.................11 D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM PRO-SE-PLUS DIVORCE CLINIC......................11 D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM PRO-SE-PLUS CUSTODY CLINIC.....................12 D.C. EMPLOYMENT JUSTICE CENTER......................................................................13 D.C. FAMILY COURT SELF-HELP CENTER...............................................................14 D.C. LAW STUDENTS IN COURT PROGRAM............................................................14 D.C. PRISONERS' LEGAL SERVICES PROJECT.........................................................15 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS.............16 HOWARD UNIVERSITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC.............................................16 HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST ASYLUM REPRESENTATION PROGRAM......................16 THE INNOCENCE PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION...................17 LANDLORD/TENANT RESOURCE CENTER..............................................................17 THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.............................18 LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY......................................................................18 MULTI-DOOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION DIVISION....................................................19 NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM (NLSP).......................................19 OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM........................................................................................................................20 OUR PLACE, DC..............................................................................................................20 PENSION RIGHTS CENTER...........................................................................................21 PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.....................21 PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION.........................................................................................................22
  3. 3. THE QUALITY TRUST FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, INC.................22 U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW HIV/AIDS CLINIC..........................23 U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW HOUSING/CONSUMER CLINIC. .23 U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW JUVENILE LAW CLINIC...............24 U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW LEGISLATION CLINIC..................24 U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW CLINIC....................................................................................................................24 UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES.................................................................................25 VETERANS’ CONSORTIUM PRO BONO PROGRAM................................................25 WASHINGTON AREA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, INC. (WALA)..........................26 WASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS & URBAN AFFAIRS...........................................................................................................................26 WASHINGTON LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE HOMELESS............................................27 WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC LEGAL SERVICES.....................................................27 WOMEN EMPOWERED AGAINST VIOLENCE (WEAVE)........................................28 LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAMS IN MARYLAND & NORTHERN VIRGINIA..........29
  4. 4. 1AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA Address: 11400 20th Street, N.W., Suite 119 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: 1(202) 457-0800 Fax: 1(202) 452-1868 Website: www.aclu-nca.org Type of Services: 1Protects individual rights and civil liberties, such as freedom of speech & religion, privacy, due process of law, etc. Intake Hours: No walk-ins. Non-English Speaking Letter or phone call (Mon. – Fri., Services: Spanish 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) only. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW CLINICAL PROGRAM Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 417 Washington, D.C. 20016-8184 Phone: (202) 274-4140 Fax: (202) 274-0659 Type of Services: Criminal trial (Montgomery County only); domestic violence; child support; abuse and neglect; asylum and human rights violations; federal tax court; civil litigation; community development and transactional services; intellectual property Intake Hours: Phone calls ONLY Non-English Speaking Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Services: Some capacity to service Spanish-speaking clients. -1-
  5. 5. THE ARC OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Address: 1900 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20017 Phone: 1(202) 636-2950 Fax: 1(202) 636-2996 Website: www.arcdc.net Type of Services: 1Advocacy and direct client services to persons with mental retardation and their families. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: N/A ARCHDIOCESAN LEGAL NETWORK (ALN) OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES Address: 924 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: 1Client intake line - (202) 628-4263 Intake for Spanish-speaking clients – 202-772-4265 Fax: (202) 772-4402 Website: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org Type of Services: ALN provides services to low-income individuals in the following areas: landlord-tenant and housing, government entitlements, domestic relations, employment, wills and probate, conservatorship, guardianship, insolvency and bankruptcy. Intake Hours: Telephone intake Mon. – Fri., Non-English Speaking 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Clients Services: Spanish seen by appointment only. -2-
  6. 6. ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER Address: 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 315 Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: (202) 393-3572 Fax: (202) 393-0995 Website: www.charityadvantage.com/apalrc Type of Services: Multi-lingual Legal Referral hotline for Asian Pacific American Community in D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Handles primarily family and employment law cases, but will assist individuals on a limited basis on immigration, housing, public benefits, and other legal matters. Intake Hours: Telephone only, Monday – Non-English Speaking Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Services: Most of the major Asian languages, including Korean, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog and Vietnamese. AYUDA, INC. Address: 1736 Columbia Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 Phone: (202) 387-2870 Fax: (202) 387-0324 Website: www.ayudainc.org Type of Services: 1Provides legal and social services that benefit low income Latino and foreign-born families in immigration (political asylum, family visa petitions, naturalization, VAWA) and domestic violence cases (T/CPO, child custody and support, divorce). Advocacy, community education and technical advice provided by staff. Intake Hours: Immigration (walk-in): Mon. & Non-English Speaking Thurs., 9:00 am – first 25 people Services: Spanish & French Domestic Violence (walk-in): Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am –5:00 pm -3-
  7. 7. BREAD FOR THE CITY LEGAL CLINIC Address: Northwest Legal Clinic Southeast Legal Clinic 1525 7th Street, N.W. 1640 Good Hope Road, SE Washington, D.C. 20001 Washington, D.C. 20020 Phone: (202) 265-2400 (202) 561-8587 Fax: (202) 745-1081 (202) 574-1536 Website: www.breadforthecity.org Type of Services: 1Brief services, advice, referrals, and representation to low-income clients in public entitlement (including SSI/SSDI disability) appeals, landlord/tenant law, some domestic violence related cases and a limited number of family law matters. Work with in-house medical services, emergency food, and clothing and social services. Intake Hours: Northwest – 1Phone calls Southeast - 1Phone calls accepted Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – accepted Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome 5:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome 1Mondays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 1Mondays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Non-English Speaking Services: Spanish available at Northwest Legal Clinic. -4-
  8. 8. BREAK THE CYCLE Address: P.O. Box 21034 Washington, D.C. 20009 Phone: 800-258-8840 202-654-4187 (asistencia en espanol) Fax: 202-654-4171 Website: www.breakthecycle.org Type of Services: Break the Cycle's Legal Services Program provides early intervention services, including free legal advice, counsel and representation, to hundreds of young people, ages 12 to 22. These legal services are provided in English and Spanish and are designed to provide clients with important information and tools by informing them of their options, allowing them to decide what course of action is best for them, and then guiding and supporting them through that process. Break the Cycle's staff attorneys assist clients in filing for and obtaining temporary restraining orders and provide full representation to clients at hearings for permanent restraining orders and other domestic violence-related family law court proceedings such as custody, divorce, and child support matters. Intake Hours: Please call for an appointment Non-English Speaking (same day appointments Services: Spanish available). CAPITAL AREA IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS (CAIR) COALITION Phone: (202) 756-2770 Fax: (202) 756-2731 Website: www.caircoalition.org Type of Services: Coordinates outreach for detained immigrants in Virginia; finds representation for individuals seeking asylum. Intake Hours: No walk-ins; please call for an Non-English Speaking appointment. Services: Spanish and French -5-
  9. 9. CATHOLIC CHARITIES IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES Address: 924 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 772-4356 Fax: (202) 772-4809 Website: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org Type of Services: Immigration (family & employment based petitions, naturalization, self petitions for victims of domestic violence, removal, and asylum).1 Intake Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9:00 am – Non-English Speaking 11:30 am; Tues. & Thurs., 2:00 Services: Spanish, French, pm – 4:00 pm Indonesian, Vietnamese, Kirunda, Kinyarwanda CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CARECEN) Address: 1459 Columbia Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 Phone: (202) 328-9799 Fax: (202) 328-0023 Website: www.carecendc.org Type of Services: General immigration practice, including removal assistance and representation, political asylum, family petitions, adjustment of status, NACARA and naturalization.. Removal cases and asylum cases are limited to Central Americans. CARECEN also offers legal advice on general legal questions and referrals, when appropriate. Intake Hours: New immigration intakes (10 per Non-English Speaking day), Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am - 12:00 Services: Spanish noon. Work permit renewals, legal permanent resident card renewals and changes of address:: Mon.- Fri. 9-11 and 1-4 -6-
  10. 10. THE CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER Address: 1901 15th Street, N.W., Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: (202) 467-4900 Fax: (202) 467-4949 Website: www.childrenslawcenter.org Type of Services: Provides free legal services to at-risk children, their families and foster and kinship caregivers. Primary areas are abuse and neglect, adoption, guardianship, kinship custody, special education and other legal issues affecting children. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking (call first) Services: French, Persian, Hindi, Portuguese. Spanish beginning December 2004. CHILDREN’S RIGHTS COUNCIL Address: 300 I Street N.E., Suite 401 Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 543-3900 (DC Hotline) Fax: 202-546-4272 Website: www.gocrc.com (useful “Info for Parents” section in English and Spanish) Type of Services: Provide information on filing pro se (without a lawyer) for joint custody and access/visitation/parenting time in D.C. Superior Court. Intake Hours: By phone, Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – Non-English Speaking 5:00 pm; may leave messages 24 Services: None hours per day -7-
  11. 11. COLUMBUS COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES (CCLS) Address: 3602 John McCormack Road, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20064 Phone: (202) 319-6788 Fax: (202) 319-6780 Type of Services: CCLS consists of three distinct clinics: General Practice Clinic; Families and the Law Clinic; and Advocacy for the Elderly. Cases include domestic violence, child custody, public benefits, special education and small claims for residents of the District or matters in the District court system Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Varies, usually Spanish COMMUNITY TAX AID, INC. Address: P.O. Box 33704 Washington, D.C. 20033 Phone: 202-347-4811 Email: CTAvol@aol.com Website: www.gwscpa.org/cta Type of Services: Community Tax Aid, Inc. is a full-service, not-for-profit Low- Income Taxpayer Clinic whose volunteers offer free help with income taxes to people with low incomes. Services include help with federal and state returns, other states, prior years, offers in compromise and Tax Court representation. Intake Hours: Call anytime year-round, 24/7; Non-English Speaking leave a message and someone Services: Spanish, Mandarin, will get back to you. There are Cantonese, Amharic, Arabic 12 walk-in service locations (no and Korean appointments needed) in D.C., MD, and VA on weekends and evenings from early Feb. through April 15th – call or see website during tax season for locations and times. -8-
  12. 12. CONSORTIUM FOR CHILD WELFARE Address: 300 I Street, N.E., Suite 209 Washington, D.C. 20002 Phone: (202) 547-1840 Fax: (202) 1547-7668 Type of Services: Provides representation for foster parents wishing to adopt children who have the goal of adoption. Intake Hours: Call Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 Non-English Speaking pm Services: None COVENANT HOUSE OF WASHINGTON Address: 12001 Mississippi Ave., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020 Phone: 1(202) 610-9600 Fax: 1(202) 610-9610 Website: www.chdc.org Type of Services: 1Provides civil legal assistance and representation to, and advocacy on behalf of homeless, runaway, and otherwise at-risk youth between the ages of 17-21. Pro bono services in the areas of domestic relations, child welfare, government entitlements, labor/employment, credit problems, wills/probate, and legal education workshops. Intake Hours: Youth Walk-ins accepted. Non-English Speaking Intake/Advice/Referral Clinic Services: Not at this time. Mon. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call for appointment Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm -9-
  13. 13. COUNSEL FOR CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT (CCAN) Address: 1D.C. Superior Court, Room 4415 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 879-1406 Fax: (202) 879-1414 Type of Services: Child Abuse & Neglect – Court appointed attorneys for parents and children with cases in the court system. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Some Spanish speaking attorneys D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM ADVICE & REFERRAL CLINIC Address: Northwest site: Southeast site: Bread for the City Max Robinson Center 1525 7th Street, N.W. 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, D.C. 20001 Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020 Phone: No calls; walk-in ONLY. Type of Services: 1D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program sponsors walk-in clinics on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am until noon at two locations (see above). Individuals with civil legal matters governed by D.C. law receive valuable legal advice from volunteer lawyers. Eligible individuals may be referred to one of the other D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Clinics or to another legal or social services agency if their matter warrants further advocacy. Case types include 1bankruptcy/debt collection, civil rights, employment, family law, health law, housing law, immigration/asylum, personal injury, probate, public benefits, and tax matters. Intake Hours: Second Saturday of every month, Non-English Speaking 10:00 am – noon. Services: Spanish -10-
  14. 14. D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM LEGAL INFORMATION HELP LINE Phone: (202) 626-3499 Type of Services: Automated system of recorded messages whereby a caller may listen to more than 30 topics in family, consumer, public benefits, employment or housing law, plus information about the Courts and working with attorneys. Callers also can hear announcements about the availability of free legal services. Intake Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per Non-English Speaking week Services: Spanish D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM PRO-SE-PLUS DIVORCE CLINIC Address: 1D.C. Family Court – Jurors’ Lounge (room 3100) 500 Indiana Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: 202-737-4700, ext. 292 Fax: 202-626-3471 Website: www.dcbar.org/for_the_public/finding_a_lawyer/divorce.cfm Type of Services: Two-session clinic providing information to pro se (unrepresented) litigants filing divorce petitions in D.C. Session One is a class addressing divorce law and procedures; Session Two is a workshop where participants can get assistance with individual questions and help completing or reviewing court documents necessary for filing for divorce. No legal advice or representation. No income restrictions. Intake Hours: Prior registration required: Non-English Speaking • Online registration through Services: Spanish – call website (see above); or ahead to ensure Spanish- • Call (202) 737-4700, ext. 292 speaking volunteer will be (Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) present. -11-
  15. 15. D.C. BAR PRO BONO PROGRAM PRO-SE-PLUS CUSTODY CLINIC Address: 1D.C. Family Court - Jurors’ Lounge (room 3100) 500 Indiana Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 737-4700 x 424 Fax: 202-626-3471 Type of Services: Two-session workshop providing information to pro se (unrepresented) litigants filing child custody petitions in D.C. Session One is a class addressing custody law and procedures; Session Two is a workshop where participants can get assistance with individual questions, help completing or reviewing court documents necessary for filing a custody complaint or answer, and preparing to go to court. No legal advice or representation. No income restrictions. Intake Hours: Prior registration required. Call Non-English Speaking (202) 737-4700, ext. 424 anytime to Services: Spanish – call register. ahead to ensure Spanish- speaking volunteer will be present. -12-
  16. 16. D.C. EMPLOYMENT JUSTICE CENTER Address: 1350 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 828-WORK (9675) Fax: (202) 828-9190 Website: www.dcejc.org Type of Services: Workers’ Rights Clinics offer advice and referral services to low- income workers in all employment-related cases (DC, MD, and VA employers), including unpaid wages, overtime, unemployment compensation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, criminal records sealing and expungement, workers’ compensation, family and medical leave, and pension benefits. The clinic is designed to be a self-help advice and referral clinic. Representation is available in only a small number of cases. Intake Hours: Walk-in only. Check Non-English Speaking www.dcejc.org for schedule Services: Spanish services changes. available at Northwest clinic Northwest: Every Wednesday every Wednesday. Call ahead from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bread to arrange for Spanish for the City, 1525 7th Street, N.W. services at Southeast clinic. Metro: Shaw/Howard University. Southeast: the second and fourth Mondays of every month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bread for the City, 1640 Good Hope Road, S.E. Metro: Anacostia (15 min. walk). -13-
  17. 17. D.C. FAMILY COURT SELF-HELP CENTER Address: Mailing Address: Clinic location: DC Bar Pro Bono Program DC Family Court 1250 H Street, NW Room JM-165 Washington, DC 20005 500 Indiana Avenue, NW Washington, DC Type of Services: The Family Court Self-Help Center Pilot Project is a free source of information for unrepresented individuals with questions about D.C. family law matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, child support or domestic violence. We serve people who do not have lawyers, and who have questions about D.C. family law issues or who are currently involved in a family law matter in the Family Court of the D.C. Superior Court. No appointment is necessary. There are no income restrictions. The Self-Help Center does not provide legal advice or representation. Intake Hours: Walk-in assistance only. Non-English Speaking Mon.: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Services: Yes, through court Tues.: Noon – 4:00 pm interpreters Wed.: Closed Thurs.: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fri.: Noon – 4:00 pm 1 D.C. LAW STUDENTS IN COURT PROGRAM Address: 806 7th Street, N.W., Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 638-4798 Fax: (202) 638-0304 Type of Services: Information, counselling and representation in c1ivil matters, mainly landlord & tenant, housing and consumer issues. Criminal division represents juveniles and persons accused of misdemeanors. Chapter 7 bankruptcy referrals for income-qualified persons. Intake Hours: 1During the academic year and Non-English Speaking summer session: Mon. – Fri. Services: Spanish 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; other times intake is 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. -14-
  18. 18. D.C. PRISONERS' LEGAL SERVICES PROJECT Address: 12639 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 225 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: 1(202) 775-0323 Fax: 1(202) 775-0315 Website: www.dcprisonerhelp.org Type of Services: Civil legal services for all persons convicted or charged – or formerly convicted -- with a criminal offense under District of Columbia law on matters related to their conditions of incarceration and reentry. Intake Hours: 1Mon. - Fri., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking (collect calls from D.C. Jail, Services: Spanish CTF, and federal prisons accepted) GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FAMILY ADVOCACY CLINIC Address: 111 F Street, N.W., Room 312 G Washington, D.C. 20001-2095 Phone: 1(202) 662-9535 Fax: 1(202) 662-9634 Type of Services: 1Attorney-supervised student legal assistance for special education and public assistance (SSI, AFDC, food stamps); legal assistance for kinship caretakers (aunts, uncles, grandparents and other relatives) in consensual custody and adoption matters. Intake Hours: Intake by telephone, Tues. - Non-English Speaking Thurs. 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. This Services: None is a small clinic, and intake closes when the student staff has a full caseload. At that time, telephone referrals and advice to other attorneys and advocates will still be given. -15-
  19. 19. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS Address: 2000 G Street, N.W., Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20052 Phone: 1(202) 994-7463 Fax: 1(202) 994-4946 Type of Services: 1Representation in custody, child support, small claims, defending civil cases, divorce, small business, consumer mediation, immigration. No longer take Domestic Violence, public benefits, or administrative hearings. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Non-English Speaking Closed during the summer. Services: Spanish HOWARD UNIVERSITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC Address: 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 806-8082 Fax: (202) 806-8436 Type of Services: Represents individuals charged with misdemeanors by appointment of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Intake Hours: Cases by court appointment only. Non-English Speaking Services: None HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST ASYLUM REPRESENTATION PROGRAM Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20002 Phone: (202) 547-5692 Fax: (202) 543-5999 Website: www.humanrightsfirst.org Type of Services: Legal representation to indigents seeking political asylum in the U.S. Intake Hours: Call to be screened for intake. Non-English Speaking Services: 1Spanish and French; referrals to volunteer interpreters in other languages -16-
  20. 20. THE INNOCENCE PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Address: 1American University, Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016 Phone: 1(202) 274-4199 Fax: 1(202) 730-4733 Website: www.wcl.american.edu/innocenceproject Type of Services: 1Post-conviction legal services and investigation to convicted prisoners in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia whose innocence can be proved by DNA or other newly discovered evidence. Intake Hours: Inmates should contact us by Non-English Speaking mail with their requests for aid. Services: No LANDLORD/TENANT RESOURCE CENTER Address: D.C. Superior Court 409 E Street NW, Building B Room 102 Washington, D.C. 20001 Type of Services: Legal information to and possible referrals for unrepresented landlords and tenants. Intake Hours: Walk-in only, Mon. – Fri., 9:00 Non-English Speaking am – noon. Services: Yes -17-
  21. 21. THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Address: 666 11th Street, N.W., 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 628-1161 Fax: (202) 727-2132 Website: www.legalaiddc.org Type of Services: Pro bono representation in family law (including custody, visitation, child support, and domestic violence issues), landlord- tenant (including defending against Superior Court evictions, as well as Section 8 and DCHA administrative proceedings), and public benefits (TANF, Food Stamps, IDA, Medicaid, General Assistance for Children, POWER, or SSA/SSI) cases. Intake Hours: Walk-in basis Non-English Speaking Mon.: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Services: Spanish speaking Tues. – Thurs.: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm services available by Fri.: closed appointment Mon. 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thurs. 9:00 am - noon LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY Address: 601 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20049 Phone: (202) 434-2170 TDD: (202) 434-6562 Fax: (202) 434-6464 Type of Services: Provides legal services in most types of civil legal matters, including 1adoptions, bankruptcy, civil rights, consumer, child custody, child support, differently abled adults, domestic relations, housing, landlord-tenant, mental health, powers of attorney, public benefits, public policy, taxes, veterans’ benefits, and wills. Services include hotline advice, in-depth representation, systemic reform, community education and self-help clinics. Clients must be 60 or older (55 if SSI or Social Security Disability claims) and a D.C. resident. Priority given to those most in need. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and most others -18-
  22. 22. MULTI-DOOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION DIVISION Address: D.C. Superior Court Moultrie Annex, JM Level 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 879-1549 Fax: (202) 879-4619 Type of Services: Alternative dispute resolution-mediation in civil actions, arbitration (binding and non-binding), neutral case evaluation. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: 143 languages (Language Line Plus Interpreters) NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM (NLSP) Address: Northwest site: Southeast site: 1701 4th Street, N.W. 11213 Good Hope Road, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20001 Washington, D.C. 20020 Phone: 1(202) 682-2720 1(202) 678-2000 Fax: 1(202) 682-0588 (202) 889-3374 Website: www.nlsp.org Type of Services: 1Free civil legal assistance to low income residents of D.C. in public benefits, family law, housing, consumer, employment, Medicare/Medicaid, and economic development matters. Intake Hours: Varies by office; call for hours. Non-English Speaking Services: Yes -19-
  23. 23. OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM Address: 601 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20049 Phone: (202) 434-2140 Fax: (202) 434-6595 Type of Services: Receives, investigates and attempts to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of nursing home and board and care home residents in D.C. No age restrictions on eligibility for services. Anonymous complaints are welcome. Provides information and referral services regarding long term care issues, protects the privacy and confidentiality of residents, their families and others and advocates for improvement in relevant legislation and policy. Intake Hours: Call 24 hours per day. Non-English Speaking Services: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and most others OUR PLACE, DC Address: 1236 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 Phone: 202-548-2400 Fax: 202-548-2403 Website: www.ourplacedc.org Type of Services: Our Place, DC offers services to D.C. women who are incarcerated, and formerly incarcerated. We offer a legal clinic to handle civil legal issues in areas ranging from Institutional Issues, Child Custody, Conditions of Confinement and Parole. Intake Hours: During normal business hours, Non-English Speaking M-F 9-5pm. Please call ahead if Services: None possible to make an appointment. We accept collect calls from correctional institutions. -20-
  24. 24. PENSION RIGHTS CENTER Address: 1140 19th Street, N.W., Suite 602 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 296-3776 Fax: (202) 833-2472 Website: www.pensionrights.org Type of Services: Advocate on behalf of workers, retirees and their families; provide assistance to individuals who have questions about their pension plan and pension laws. Intake Hours: N/A Non-English Speaking Services: None PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Address: For Criminal Cases in D.C. For Criminal Cases in U.S. Superior Court: District Court: 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Federal Public Defender for the Suite 200 District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 20004 625 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Suite 550 Washington, D.C. 20004 Phone: (202) 628-1200 (202) 208-7500 Fax: (202) 626-3437 (202) 208-7515 Website: www.pdsdc.org Type of Services: Criminal cases by court appointment. Intake Hours: N/A Non-English Speaking Services: Yes, through bilingual staff and interpreters. -21-
  25. 25. PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION Address: Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Cottage 2 Washington, D.C. 20032 Phone: (202) 562-2200 Fax: (202) 562-2529 Type of Services: Appointed by the court to represent indigent clients facing involuntary civil/criminal commitment to St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Yes, through interpreters THE QUALITY TRUST FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, INC. Address: 5335 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 825 Washington, D.C. 20015 Phone: (202) 448-1443 or (202) 448-1450 Fax: (202) 448-1451 Website: www.dcqualitytrust.org Type of Services: Refers people with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, to appropriate attorneys and legal service providers. Legal matters cover a wide range of issues faced by people with developmental disabilities, including public entitlement appeals, family law, future planning matters, and guardianship. Works with area legal service and other support providers to enhance knowledge of how to include and support these individuals. Serves as a resource for attorneys who are providing support to individual clients with developmental disabilities. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: None -22-
  26. 26. U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW HIV/AIDS CLINIC Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Building 38, Room 212 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 274-7312 Fax: (202) 274-5569 Website: www.law.udc.edu/clinics Type of Services: Represents HIV+ children, families and adults in administrative proceedings (entitlements programs), court (custody; compassionate release from prison), permanency planning (wills, durable powers of attorney) and general civil matters. Intake Hours: Call August – September; Non-English Speaking December – February; May (if Services: Spanish-speakers on summer session) staff; interpreters for other languages U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW HOUSING/CONSUMER CLINIC Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 38 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 274-5576 Fax: (202) 274-5569 Website: www.law.udc.edu/clinics Type of Services: Handles most housing and consumer issues, transactional & litigation cases. Intake Hours: Limited intake; we return calls Non-English Speaking when open. Services: -23-
  27. 27. U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW JUVENILE LAW CLINIC Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 38 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 274-5576 Fax: (202) 274-5569 Website: www.law.udc.edu/clinics Type of Services: Delinquency, neglect and special education representation. Intake Hours: Phone intake. Non-English Speaking Services: N/A U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW LEGISLATION CLINIC Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 38 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 274-7334 Fax: (202) 274-5583 Website: www.law.udc.edu/clinics Type of Services: Research and draft federal and local legislation. Intake Hours: Phone intake. Non-English Speaking Services: N/A U.D.C. DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW CLINIC Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 38 Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 274-5576 or (202) 274-7325 Fax: (202) 274-5569 Website: www.law.udc.edu/clinics Type of Services: Provides legal assistance to small business and non-profit organizations. The main areas are business formation, contract drafting and review, general advice and counsel, intellectual property, and tax exempt status. No litigation. Intake Hours: Phone intake. Non-English Speaking Services: N/A -24-
  28. 28. UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES Address: 300 I Street, N.E., Suite 202 Washington, D.C. 20002 Phone: Housing issues: (202) 547-4747 Protection and Advocacy: (202) 547-0198 TDD: (202) 547-2657 Fax: (202) 547-2662 Website: www.dcpanda.org Type of Services: Protection and advocacy services (e.g., treatment and facilities, special education, abuse/neglect) for persons with developmental disabilities; housing counseling and technical assistance in connection with ADA issues for tenant associations interested in purchasing their apartment buildings and converting them to cooperatives. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Spanish VETERANS’ CONSORTIUM PRO BONO PROGRAM Address: Case evaluation and placement Attorney Outreach and component: 601 Indiana Ave., Education Components: 2001 S N.W., Suite 1010, Washington, Street, N.W., Suite 610, D.C. 20004-2907 Washington, D.C. 20009-1125 Phone: (202) 628-8164 (202) 265-8305 toll free: (888) 838-7727 Fax: (202) 628-8169 (202) 328-0063 Website: www.vetsprobono.org Type of Services: Subject to income and issue screening, v1olunteer lawyers handle appeals for applicants before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Intake Hours: For case review (CAVC appeals Non-English Speaking only), please call (202) 628-8164, Services: None or (toll free) (888) 838-7727. Individuals with administrative appeals should call the Veterans’ Administration at 800-827-1000. -25-
  29. 29. WASHINGTON AREA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, INC. (WALA) Address: 1300 I Street N.W., Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: (202) 289-4295 Fax: (202) 289-4985 Website: www.thewala.org Type of Services: Provides legal assistance for individuals and non-profit arts and cultural organizations on arts-related matters. Practice areas include contracts, copyright, trademark, incorporation, First Amendment, wills and trusts, landlord/tenant, tax, and immigration. WALA also operates the Arts Resolution Service, pairing artists with mediators to resolve arts-related disputes. Intake Hours: Phone intake: Mon. – Fri., 10:00 Non-English Speaking am - 5:30 pm Services: Spanish available Clinic: By appointment only, 1st & 3rd Wed. of every month, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm WASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS & URBAN AFFAIRS Address: 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 319-1000 Spanish: (202) 319-1011, ext. 222 TTY: 202-319-1075 Fax: (202) 319-1010 Website: www.washlaw.org Type of Services: Direct legal services in discrimination matters including equal employment opportunity; fair housing; public accommodations; immigration & asylum; public education. Intake Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Non-English Speaking Services: Spanish -26-
  30. 30. WASHINGTON LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE HOMELESS Address: 1200 U Street, N.W., Third Floor Washington, D.C. 20009 Phone: (202) 328-5500 Fax: (202) 328-5515 Website: www.legalclinic.org Type of Services: Direct representation to individuals and families in public benefits, shelter, housing and other civil legal matters. Clients must be homeless, living in shelters or public housing, or in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Systemic advocacy on broad range of poverty issues, such as welfare, disability benefits and affordable housing. Intake Hours: Intake occurs at various sites Non-English Speaking throughout the city. Hours vary Services: Spanish available by site. Call for information about the site nearest you. WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC LEGAL SERVICES Address: 1701 14th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 Phone: (202) 939-7627 Fax: (202) 939-7651 Website: www.wwc.org Type of Services: Legal services (civil) for people living with HIV/AIDS in matters related to their diagnosis including public benefits, estate planning (wills and powers of attorney), discrimination in employment, housing, & public accommodations, insurance, and immigration. Intake Hours: By Appointment Only. Call Non-English Speaking Mon./Tues. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Services: Spanish on staff; Wed./Thurs. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm translation for others No telephone intake on Fridays. -27-
  31. 31. WOMEN EMPOWERED AGAINST VIOLENCE (WEAVE) Address: 1111- 16th Street, N.W., Suite 410 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 452-9550 Fax: (202) 452-8255 Website: http://www.weaveincorp.org Emergency Domestic Violence Intake DVIC – SE Satellite: Services: Center (DVIC): Greater Southeast Community D.C. Superior Court Hospital 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., 1328 Southern Avenue, SE, Room 4235 Suite 311 Washington, D.C. 20001 Washington, D.C. 20032 (202) 393-6290 (202) 561-3000 Type of Services: Direct legal services to victims of domestic violence in D.C. for any legal issue related to the violence (typically, civil protection order cases, custody, divorce, child support and immigration). Special program to assist teen-aged petitioners. WEAVE has emergency services (see above) to assist victims of domestic violence in filing for civil protection orders (CPOs). Other governmental and no- governmental agencies are present in both locations to provide an array of services. WEAVE also provides counseling, social work services and economic empowerment services to victims of domestic violence in D.C. Intake Hours: Phone Intake: Call (202) Non-English Speaking 452-9550 x103 and ask for intake Services: Spanish, Portuguese coordinator. and Language Line available Clinics: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm and Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm at the WEAVE office. Call to confirm. Pro se litigants can meet with a lawyer to learn how to present CPO case. -28-
  32. 32. LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAMS IN MARYLAND & NORTHERN VIRGINIA Maryland: Prince George’s County Law Foundation Pro Bono Project 5303 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200 Hyattsville, MD 20781 (301) 864-8353 Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project 27 West Jefferson Street Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 424-7651 Legal Aid Bureau / Montgomery County 14015 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301) 879-8752 Free Legal Information: Maryland Legal Line: (800) 638-8862 Northern Virginia: Legal Services of Northern Virginia Alexandria Legal Aid 110 N. Royal Street, #505 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-5566 Legal Services of Northern Virginia Arlington Legal Aid 6400 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA 22042 (703) 532-3733 Fairfax Bar Foundation 4110 Chain Bridge Road #303 Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 246-3779 -29-

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