Volunteer Resources

We support all of our volunteer lawyers by providing the following tools and resources:

Professional Support

  • Mentorship by an experienced DCVLP supervising attorney
  • Partnership with fellow volunteers on cases
  • Networking and social events with fellow volunteers and DCVLP staff

Legal and Educational Resources

  • Comprehensive trainings, available both live and online
  • An online library of sample motions, forms, and other useful documents
  • Optional “Lunch & Learn” events featuring experienced speakers on relevant legal topics, such as trial skills

Financial Resources

  • Malpractice insurance coverage
  • Reimbursement for litigation expenses
  • Access to legal research websites

Administrative Resources

  • Office to meet with clients and receive mail
  • Use of photocopier/scanner/fax machine, courier service, process servers
  • License to practice in DC Superior Court without DC Bar membership (under Admin. Order 14-12)

For more information about the resources we offer, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org.

To log-in to the DCVLP Pleadings Library, please click here. To request Pleadings Library access, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org.