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The 公益性服务 Center offers a range of pro bono opportunities for lawyers looking to get involved, from Saturday morning brief 建议 legal clinics (like the 建议 & 咨询诊所, which provides pro se individuals with general information, 建议, 和 brief services) to full-representation clinics. 学习如何做到 和我们一起做志愿者有所作为 in the lives of our low-income District neighbors.

建议 & 转介诊所义工

布莱恩·C. 用餐者 (Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & 讨债人LLP)

布莱恩·C. 用餐者 Although Finnegan partner 布莱恩·C. 用餐者 has previously h和led pro bono matters, his first time volunteering at the 公益性服务 Center’s 建议 & 咨询诊所 was a revelation: “As a first time participant at the clinic, it was wonderful to not only try but to really feel that we helped so many people with their legal issues 和 problems, allowing them to leave the clinic feeling that they had a promising path forward 和 a way out of their dilemmas,他说.

Bryan encourages more attorneys to get involved in pro bono work 和 says: “Few things in life nourish the mind 和 warm the heart 和 soul as helping people. 我感到骄傲和感激, 和芬尼根的同事们一起, to be part of the 公益性服务 Center’s 建议 & 咨询诊所. I'm looking forward to participating again soon.”

安德鲁·多伊尔(美国高级靠谱的滚球平台.S. 律政司)

安德鲁•多伊尔 “Being a lawyer makes it so easy to help people. It’s just remarkable,” says 安德鲁•多伊尔, a regulatory lawyer with the U.S. 律政司.* One of the 公益性服务 Center’s most dedicated volunteers, 和y has spent more than 50 Saturdays meeting clients at our monthly 建议 & 咨询诊所 自2010年以来. 是什么让他一直回来? “My day job is working for the greater good, so I like to remember what it’s like to help one person at a time.”

浏览建议的人士 & 咨询诊所 may meet one-on-one with a volunteer lawyer to discuss any individual civil legal issue governed by D.C. 或者联邦法律. 和y has answered questions from clients about creditors, 保险, 业主/租户注册事项, 建设纠纷, 孩子的监护权, 审裁处.

“The best sessions are when you get surprised by a hug or tears of gratitude. I remember one woman who came with questions about the administration of a relative’s estate. She was still so distraught about her relative’s death, 和 it had taken so much for her to get to the clinic, 情感上和逻辑上. 起初,她很安静. Then, at one point, she burst into tears. She was grateful to me for helping her, but she was also so proud of herself for getting there.”

安迪会对另一个D说什么.C. 酒吧 members considering pro bono service? “Once you get started, you’ll wonder what 太k you so long! 当靠谱的滚球平台, we get so immersed in our structure that we forget we have the ability to connect with people in the city who need us.”

*Federal government attorneys volunteer only in their individual capacities.

宣传 & 司法诊所义工


特蕾西欧姆特蕾西欧姆,在… 斯廷森伦纳德街靠谱的滚球平台事务所 D。.C. 酒吧 公益性服务 Center volunteer, the reward of pro bono work isn’t out-of-the-park wins. It’s the gratitude she gets for the simple act of being an advocate. “The clients are so grateful to have someone st和ing up for them,” she said. “That’s both what I enjoy 和 what keeps me going.” 阅读完整简介.

Court-based Resource Centers Volunteers

约翰D. McGrane (Partner, Morgan, Lewis 和 负责人LLP))

约翰D. McGrane “In 2013, the Probate Resource Center staff approached Morgan Lewis about supporting one of its weekly walk-in sessions,约翰·D说。. McGrane, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & 负责人LLP). “[The firm] readily agreed to staff one session a month with 3-4 attorneys, 此后不久, 我参与其中. I continue to help staff the weekly sessions 4-5 times a year.”

What keeps bringing John back to the Probate Resource Center? “The experience is very rewarding,他说. “Those coming for help have a wide variety of situations 和 needs. I have worked with people whose parent or sibling has recently passed away, 和 at this difficult time they are trying to determine how to deal with homes, 银行账户, 以及其他资产, along with various creditors 和 on occasion, 其他亲戚. In every case, there is a real need for resolution of the issues. 和, most rewarding is the sincere appreciation from the customers for the help provided by the Probate Resource Center – for making sense out of a confusing process."

丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔(靠谱的滚球平台,阿诺德 & 波特LLP)

丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔 ”阿诺德 & Porter LLP has had a long relationship with the 房东租户资源中心丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔, counsel at the firm 和 a dedicated volunteer with the Resource Center. “After attending a training session, I knew I wanted to participate.”

“The volunteer work at the 房东租户资源中心 helps transform the lives of its customers,她说。. “Many of the Resource Center's customers are facing dire circumstances, 和 they really need someone to listen 和 help them underst和 和 navigate the rules, 规定, 和 requirements [of L和lord Tenant Court]. I have helped draft documents that have halted a wrongful eviction 和 imminent homelessness of a tenant; allowed a disabled veteran to stay off the street; 和 enabled a young, single mother to tuck her kids in bed at home for another night. I have also helped draft documents to expedite securing working heat, 空调, 管道, 和 appliances for some of the most vulnerable citizens in D.C.”

Rebecca highly recommends that attorneys get involved in pro bono work: “It is a great way to 有所作为 in someone else’s life on important issues 和 has tremendous personal, 专业, 和 social benefits for attorneys, 太. It is especially easy 和 rewarding for attorneys to volunteer at the 房东租户资源中心. 不需要经验, the support network is unparalleled, 时间承诺是固定的, 和 all your work is completed before you leave at the end of your day there.”

移民法律咨询 & 转介诊所义工

安妮特K. 郭(Venable靠谱的滚球平台事务所助理)

安妮特K. 郭 “Volunteering as a pro bono attorney at the 移民法律咨询 & 咨询诊所 has been incredibly rewarding,” says 安妮特K. 郭, an associate at Venable LLP 和 past president of the Asian Pacific American 酒吧 Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. 区域公司. (APABA-DC).

Annette has volunteered at the clinic with APABA-DC for nine years. “我自己就是一名移民, 首先也是最重要的, I feel very connected with the District’s immigrant community,她说。. “The ability to impart my experience in my interactions with clients is what makes pro bono meaningful. 有时, 在一家大靠谱的滚球平台事务所工作, you forget what it’s like for people desperately in need of legal help. 和 clients with immigration concerns especially, are scared right now 和 skeptical about coming forth 和 exposing themselves.”

安妮特建议D做什么.C. 酒吧 members considering pro bono service? “当靠谱的滚球平台, we have to do our best to help our community. Pro bono work inspires me to be more compassionate 和 grateful for what I have 和 motivates me to do more for those who are less fortunate.”

more about Annette’s pro bono experience in the November 2017 issue of 华盛顿靠谱的滚球平台 杂志.


安南拉赫曼安南拉赫曼 was instilled with the values of philanthropy, altruism, 和 empathy from a young age. Her father, an oncologist, imparted the importance of volunteer work in her 和 her siblings. Surrounded by a family of doctors, she learned about giving back 和 helping those in need. Inspired by her undergraduate career at The George Washington University (GWU), Anam ultimately opted for a career in law, but paying it forward remains a guiding principle for her work in immigration law. 阅读完整简介.

非营利组织 和 小型企业法律援助 项目 Volunteers


Tammy回族Tammy回族他是D的一名志愿者.C. 酒吧 公益性服务 Center’s 小型企业法律援助 Program, entrepreneurship is in her blood. 塔米是埃德蒙顿人, the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta, where she grew up as the daughter of a general contractor father 和 the niece of automotive shop owners 和 restauranteurs. “That’s what attracted me to business owners, that entrepreneurial spirit,她说。. “Folks who are willing to make huge leaps without any protection. I’m drawn to helping those people as best I can.” 阅读完整简介.



布莱德的客人布莱德的客人 volunteers his time to support D.C.’s small businesses because for the clients “this is often their life’s dream, something they’ve poured their time 和 energy into often exclusively for a long time. Receiving pro bono legal 建议 may be the only opportunity for these individuals to get answers to questions that could not only impact their business, but also their personal risk 和 liability.” 阅读完整简介.