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D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advice & Referral Clinic - N.W.

General Contact Information

(CURRENTLY REMOTE) 1525 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Who We Are

COVID-19 Alert

The Advice & Referral Clinic is CANCELED in both Shaw and Anacostia until June, 2021.

We are taking necessary precautions to protect our clients and volunteers from the coronavirus. We do not take this step lightly and apologize for any hardship this may cause.


UPCOMING CLINIC: April 7-9th, 2021. Click here for more information.


Intake for the next remote Advice & Referral Clinic will be held from Wednesday, April 7th through Friday, April 9th. Dial 202-737-4700 (ext. 3294) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for legal assistance. Appointments for attorney consultations will take place the following week.

All in-person Advice & Referral Clinics have been canceled in both Shaw and Anacostia.

The clinic provides individuals who do not have their own lawyer an opportunity to discuss with volunteer attorneys civil legal problems governed by D.C. law including:

  • Bankruptcy and debt collection
  • Consumer law
  • Employment law
  • Family law
  • Health law, such as medical debt and denial of coverage
  • Housing law, such as landlord–tenant issues
  • Personal injury
  • Probate matters, such as medical directives
  • Public benefits, such as TANF/SNAP and SSI/SSDI
  • Tax law

The clinic does not assist with any criminal issues, including criminal record expungement or traffic issues. Clinic services are only available to individuals, not businesses, nonprofit organizations, tenants associations, or similar groups.

Volunteer attorneys may help you identify legal issues that you may need to pursue further, help you fill out papers to file with the court, make a phone call to resolve a dispute, write a letter on your behalf, or give you general advice about your legal problem.

If brief service is not enough to resolve your problem or if you require a different type of service than the Advice and Referral Clinic offers, clinic volunteers may be able to refer you to or provide you with information about a legal or social service provider appropriately suited to handle your case. However, the clinic does not guarantee that you will obtain representation through one of the referred agencies.

The services at the clinic are provided free of charge. Please bring all of the documents concerning your legal problem to the clinic.

If you need the help of an interpreter at the clinic, please call the Legal Information Help Line at 202-626-3499. After selecting the appropriate language, press 5 and then select 3 for information about the free legal clinic. You can then press 9 to leave a message with the information requested.

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

For languages other than Spanish, please request an interpreter in advance. To ensure that we can assist you with the help of an interpreter, please call the Legal Information Help Line, (202) 626-3499, press 3 for information about the free legal clinic, then press 9 to leave a message with the information requested.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? Yes
Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve:
- Prisoners
- Community groups and businesses

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Other
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Referrals for full legal representation when appropriate.

Last Review and Update: Mar 08, 2021
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