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About LawHelp.org/DC

 
We provide civil legal information for D.C. residents.
 
If you are a Maryland resident, click here for a link to help in Maryland.
 
If you are a Virginia resident, click here for a link to help in Virginia.
 
LawHelp.org/DC is a project of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center in partnership with the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers, with funding from the D.C. Bar Foundation.  LawHelp.org/DC provides legal and self-help information on certain topics, all of which are governed by D.C. or federal law.
 
The information is designed to help individuals understand their legal rights and responsibilities.  There are also self-help materials on this website, including fillable court forms, links to other important websites, frequently asked questions, and legal articles.
 
We are not an attorney advertisement or solicitation, or E-mail advice service.
 
This is a free public service.  We hope this website provides information so individuals can make informed decisions about what they need to do to protect their legal rights.  Depending on your situation, it may be advisable for you to get a lawyer.  Although this website provides information about free legal services, it does not provide any information about lawyers who can be hired for a fee.
 
LawHelp.org/DC also does not receive or return e-mails from individuals seeking legal information, advice, or referrals.
 
We also provide referral information for service providers.
 
LawHelp.org/DC provides referral information about free legal services so individuals can request help from the most appropriate legal aid organization.  Click “Find Legal Help” in the toolbar above.
 

Disclaimer

Information, Not Legal Advice
LawHelp.org/DC provides general information only.  This is not legal advice. If you need legal advice for a specific situation, contact a lawyer.  LawHelp.org/DC makes every effort to keep the website up-to-date but laws change frequently and legal aid programs often close for intake.  Therefore, LawHelp.org/DC does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
 
Lawyer Advertising
Information on this website is not intended to be used as advertisement of services or solicitation of business.  Before hiring any lawyer, you should investigate his or her reputation and qualifications. 
 
Links
For your convenience, LawHelp.org/DC contains links to other third-party sites.  We do not endorse or verify the accuracy of information on those sites and are not responsible for the content of any of these third-party resources.  The inclusion of links on this site does not imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of that site by LawHelp.org/DC.
 
E-Mail
Viewing this website or sending e-mail to a legal organization through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship between the organization and you.  Sending e-mail to a lawyer mentioned in this site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the lawyer.  Unless you are already a client of the lawyer, your e-mail may not be protected by attorney-client privilege.  Moreover, unless it is encrypted, the e-mail can be intercepted by persons other than the recipient.
 
Deadlines
Many legal rights require you to take action within a certain period of time.  If you do not take action within that time, you may lose your right to do so.  You may want to consult with a lawyer immediately if you think there may be some deadline approaching.
 
 
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