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Legal Services


Legal services (often interchangeable with Legal Aid) programs provide direct client representation for free or reduced cost to low income clients. Client needs most often involve landlord-tenant disputes, employment, public benefits, health care and family law. Many legal services offices are organized by subject matter, and the staff lawyers specialize in one area of practice. In some offices lawyers are generalists handling the spectrum of cases that fall within their program's mandate. Most lawyers work in non-profit legal services organizations.

Web Resources

Legal Services Provider Directories

  • DC Legal Aid Providers lists legal aid agencies specifically within the DC area.
  • Legal Services Corporation (LSC) operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. See especially, “Find Legal Aid,” for a list of LSC funded programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • LawHelp.org is a list of agencies across the country that provide direct representation.

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Maps & Directions

Google Location Map Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001