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Neighborhood Legal Services Program - Headquarters LSC Funded

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

Language(s) Spoken
  • German / Deutsch
  • Spanish / Español
  • French / Français
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
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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

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Walk-in +

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone +

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

General Contact Information

Neighborhood Legal Services Program - Headquarters
64 New York Avenue, NE (map)
Ste 180
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 832-6577
(202) 832-1984
Last Review and Update: Jun 20, 2017

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