Christian Legal Aid of DC exists to provide access to justice with the love of Christ.
With every $1 you give, we are able to provide $3 of free legal services to our neighbors in need.
Listen to our clients share about the life-changing impact of legal aid and invest in our work to do even more.
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."
How long should a mistake from your youth hold you back from healing and hope?
This is the real-life story of Mr. Burney, a client of Christian Legal Aid of DC.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
"Access to legal services—the very basis of equal justice in America—should not be a matter of geography, timing, or luck. Equal justice is a right, not a privilege."
-American Academy for Arts and Sciences Civil Justice for All Report
But the resources are greater
The ABA estimates that 1 out of 13 residents is a lawyer. CLADC mobilizes and equips attorneys to serve their neighbors in need for free.
Invest in CLADC today to help us close this justice gap.
The Need is Great
In DC, there is less than one civil legal aid attorney for every 1,000 people living in poverty and average rates for legal services in D.C. are $287 to $478 per hour. This means that 63% of litigants go unrepresented.
Special thanks to our 2022 Justice Partners
Bosson Legal Group is a boutique law firm located in Fairfax, Virginia. We exist to provide superior, client-focused legal services, assisting businesses and individuals in diverse matters related to business (for-profit and nonprofit transactional work and business litigation), employment, serious personal injury and general civil litigation, and Defense Base Act claims. Bosson Legal Group values excellence and integrity and is committed to seeking justice for the wronged. We represent clients in Mediation and Arbitration, and practice in the Virginia and District of Columbia State and Federal Courts, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Grace Downtown is an inwardly growing, outwardly serving church community that meets and worships in the heart of Washington, DC. Our ambition is to be a cross-cultural community that both experiences the unmerited kindness of God and then extends it to our workplaces, neighborhoods, city and world. We understood our faith to be relevant to every area of life--relationships, personal transformation, vocations, volunteering, even urban renewal.
The DC Bar Foundation is the leading funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. We are committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. Our mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of people living in poverty and in vulnerable situations, or who are otherwise under served in the District of Columbia.