Pro Bono Project

Organization: AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

The Pro Bono Project enables Legal Counsel for the Elderly to provide comprehensive legal services to low-income, older people by recruiting attorneys who willingly contribute their valuable time to pro bono work. The Pro Bono Project handles approximately 600 cases annually. These cases come to the Pro Bono Project through LCE's Legal Hotline, LCE in-house staff attorneys and the Active Intake Project.

Scores of underserved seniors would be denied access to free legal services without the help of our dedicated pro bono attorneys. We count on our volunteer attorneys in the community to help us reach those in need.

The Pro Bono Project handles a multitude of civil legal issues affecting older D.C. residents with limited means, such as ensuring that seniors receive public benefits (Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps, etc.) or by preventing eviction or foreclosure of their homes through negotiation or court litigation.

LCE attorneys and staff first screen all cases to help ensure that they have legal merit and are well developed. Then, the Pro Bono Project refers these cases to private sector and government attorneys who have agreed to handle them on a pro bono basis. Our volunteers and staff periodically monitor these cases until closure.
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Service Category: Care Money Legal

601 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
601 E St NW Washington DC 20049

(202) 434-2099, (202) 434-2120