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?
Your gift to Christian Legal Aid of DC is an investment in justice, compassion, and hope.
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.
Average rates for legal services in D.C. are $287 to $478 per hour.
63% of litigants go unrepresented.
There are 7 attorneys for every 1 homeless person.
The ABA estimates that 1 out of 13 residents is a lawyer.
In 2019, our volunteers made 281 appearances and volunteered over 1,500 pro bono hours.