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COVID-19 UPDATE: CLADC remains open but our offices are closed to the public. To inquire about a virtual clinic appointment, please call us at (202) 710-0592 or message us online

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While our experience or expertise varies across our volunteer pool and from clinic-to-clinic, we are generally able to offer information, referral services, legal advice and occasional representation (depending on availability and resources) for the types of matters listed below. To get help from CLADC, you must first register for one of our legal clinics or speak with a CLADC representative, who will verify your eligibility, which typically involves confirming your income level and clearing conflicts checks.


Legal Services

You are eligible for a free consultation with a pro bono attorney if (1) you reside, or have a legal matter, in the District of Columbia; (2) your income does not exceed HUD’s Low (80%) Income Limits (which, for a one-person household, is $54,350 for 2019–20); (3) your legal matter falls within one of the practice areas listed below: 

Criminal Record Sealing/Expungements 

  • Motions to Seal

  • Motions to Set Aside under the Youth Rehabilitation Act


Elder Law

  • Wills

  • Health Care Powers of Attorney

  • Financial Powers of Attorney



  • Eviction Defense

  • Housing Conditions & Repairs

  • Security Deposits



  • Small Estates

  • Large Estates

  • Guardianship 

  • Will/Estate Contests

Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI)

  • Initial Applications 

  • Requests for Reconsideration 

  • Office of Hearings Operations (Administrative Law Judge stage)

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee attorney representation or that we, or anyone else working with us, including those in our referral network, can favorably resolve your situation.

Other Legal Services Options

If your legal issue falls outside of our practice areas, if your income exceeds our guidelines, or if you need additional help, please consult the following resources: 

Pro Bono Options's Legal Aid Directory ​

D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers Reference Guide

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advice & Referral Clinic

Low Bono Options

DC Refers (qualified attorneys who are willing to represent modest means clients at below-market rates)

D.C. Affordable Law Firm



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