Fighting for Domestic Violence Victims & At-Risk Children
The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides pro bono legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence victims and at-risk children each year. Our dedicated volunteer and staff attorneys handle protection order and family law cases on behalf of victims, and serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect and other difficult circumstances.
We also operate a weekly Domestic Violence Resource Clinic where victims can access legal, housing and counseling services in one, convenient location and assist victims at the Domestic Violence Intake Center located at DC Superior Court. Our Client Advocate provides safety planning, crisis counseling and access to social services throughout the legal process.
September 13th, Noon-1:30PM, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Bring Your Lunch & Learn About Volunteer Opportunities at DCVLP
DCVLP offers to all volunteers: comprehensive training programs, live and online; mentorship by an experienced supervising attorney, who reviews all written work and accompanies the volunteer to court; access to an extensive resource library, including sample pleadings; administrative support; malpractice insurance; and more.
RSVP to Melina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Working with DCVLP is amazing. It’s meaningful work, it’s an excellent learning environment, I’ve built an incredible professional network of people I respect in the utmost. The attorneys employed by DCVLP are excellent mentors.”
– A DCVLP volunteer attorney
“Thank you for your support, knowledge and help. People come and go. That is life, but you will stay in my memory and heart forever.”
– A DCVLP client and survivor of domestic violence