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Advice & Referral Clinic

The next Advice & Referral Clinic will take place on May 18, 2024 at the D.C. Bar, 901 4th St. NW Washington D.C. 20001.

Each month the clinic will be held at this location:

Clinic Address:

D.C. Bar
901 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Intake hours: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you need legal services before the next clinic, please call the Legal Information Help Line at 202-626-3499. Visit for more information about free legal services.

The clinic provides individuals who do not have their own lawyer an opportunity to discuss with volunteer attorneys civil legal problems governed by D.C. law including:

  • Bankruptcy and debt collection
  • Consumer law
  • Employment law
  • Family law
  • Health law, such as medical debt and denial of coverage
  • Housing law, such as landlord–tenant issues
  • Personal injury
  • Probate matters, such as medical directives
  • Public benefits, such as TANF/SNAP and SSI/SSDI
  • Tax law

The clinic does not assist with any criminal issues, including criminal record expungement or traffic issues. Clinic services are only available to individuals, not businesses, nonprofit organizations, tenants associations, or similar groups.

Volunteer attorneys may help you identify legal issues that you may need to pursue further, help you fill out papers to file with the court, make a phone call to resolve a dispute, write a letter on your behalf, or give you general advice about your legal problem.

If brief service is not enough to resolve your problem or if you require a different type of service than the Advice and Referral Clinic offers, clinic volunteers may be able to refer you to or provide you with information about a legal or social service provider appropriately suited to handle your case. However, the clinic does not guarantee that you will obtain representation through one of the referred agencies.

Services are not guaranteed. We reserve the right to refuse service for any reason without prior notice.

The services at the clinic are provided free of charge. Please bring all of the documents concerning your legal problem to the clinic.

If you need the help of an interpreter at the clinic, please call the Legal Information Help Line at 202-626-3499. After selecting the appropriate language, press 5 and then select 3 for information about the free legal clinic. You can then press 9 to leave a message with the information requested.

Upcoming Clinics

May 18, 2024
June 29, 2024
July 27, 2024
September 28, 2024
October 19, 2024
November 23, 2024