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Neighborhood Legal Services Program - Far Northeast

General Contact Information

4609 Polk Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019

How to Get Help

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone Number (202) 832-6577
  • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Who We Are

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) provides free legal services for low-income District of Columbia residents at three neighborhood offices, including two east of the Anacostia River. We handle civil cases in the following areas: housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefit matters and barriers to employment. NLSP also offers advice on consumer law issues, and connects clients with pro bono attorneys to draft wills and advanced directives. NLSP provides several different levels of assistance: advice and counsel, brief services, and extended representation including in-court representation. The level of service provided depends on the kind of assistance needed and attorney availability. NLSP will not accept criminal law cases or civil law matters relating to abortion.

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Income Guidelines

In some situations, your household income may be as high as 200% of the poverty level. Income can be even higher if you are seeking help maintaining certain government benefits.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level 125
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? No
Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve prisoners.

You must be a resident of the District of Columbia or have a problem in the District of Columbia.

You must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
-Exception: NLSP may provide assistance to victims of domestic violence or trafficking without regard to immigration status.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Last Review and Update: Aug 08, 2014
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