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People of modest means should not need to face the legal system alone!
Many people in the District of Columbia earn too much to qualify for free legal services from a pro bono lawyer or nonprofit legal aid provider, but too little to afford to pay the amount that most lawyers charge for legal services.
People whose incomes fall between 200-400% of the federal poverty guidelines often have no good options for obtaining legal assistance.
We seek to fill that justice gap.
51 people engaged a lawyer
through DC Refers in 2022.
245 people spoke with a lawyer
through DC Refers in 2022. (Including people who consulted with a lawyer and did not retain them.)