If your landlord was coming after you with the force of a big firm, where would you go?
This is the real-life story of Ms. Johnson, a client of Christian Legal Aid of DC.
"Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor & needy."
COVID-19 UPDATE: CLADC remains open but our offices are closed to the public. To inquire about a virtual clinic appointment, call us at (202) 710-0592 or message us online. For more information about our COVID-19 operations, click here. For other resources, please see the Legal Aid Society's COVID-19 Non-Legal Resource Guide and the DC Food Project's Emergency Food Access page. "Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!" (Ps. 31:24)
THE NEED IS GREAT
The Potential Resources Are Greater
In DC, there is less than one civil legal aid attorney for every 1,000 people living in poverty.
63% of litigants go unrepresented.
The ABA estimates that 1 out of 13 residents is a lawyer.
The homeless population in D.C. increased by 45.6 percent from 2007 to 2014, the largest in the U.S.
There are 7 attorneys for every 1 homeless person.
Average rates for legal services in D.C. are $287 to $478 per hour.
In 2019, our volunteers made 281 appearances and volunteered over 1,500 pro bono hours.
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