CLADC exists to provide free or reduced-cost legal services to low-income individuals, families and non-profit organizations from a faith-based perspective.

"Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor & needy."

Proverbs 31:9

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 2018, our volunteers made 246 appearances and volunteered nearly 1,400 pro bono hours.

  • Help us fill the justice gap!

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907 Maryland Ave NE Washington, DC 20002

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