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Advice & Referral Clinic

Authored By: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
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COVID-19 Alert
Temporary hotline: 202-780-4700 (ext. 3294).

The Advice & Referral Clinic is CANCELED in both Shaw and Anacostia for Saturday, April 11, 2020.

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.

You can call our temporary hotline at 202-737-4700 (ext. 3294) if you have an upcoming court date or deadline or emergency. We will do our best to provide assistance, but please note that leaving a message at this number does not guarantee service.

Do you need advice about a civil legal matter governed by D.C. law? The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advice & Referral Clinic will give you the chance to meet in private with an attorney to discuss your legal problem. Although the attorney will not be assigned to represent you, you may receive important information about your legal situation.

The Advice & Referral Clinic is FREE, and there are no income limits on who can come for advice. If you are eligible, you may be referred to one of the legal or social service agencies in the District to provide you with additional help. However, there is no guarantee that you will obtain representation through one of the referred agencies.

Here are some examples of problems with which the Advice & Referral Clinic may be able to help:

  • Bankruptcy/Debt Collection
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Housing Law (Landlord/Tenant)
  • Personal & Property Damage
  • Probate (Wills, etc.)
  • Public Benefits (Welfare, SSI, etc.)
  • Tax Law

Please bring all of the documents concerning your legal problem to the Clinic.

When: 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.


Bread for the City - Northwest Center
1525 7th Street NW
Washington, DC


Bread for the City - Southeast Center
1640 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC

(Green Line to Anacostia, B2 or W6 bus)

These Clinics are open to the general public. You do not have to be a client of Bread for the City to receive free legal services through these Clinics.