Goals of the Commission

The Commission seeks to increase significantly the resources for civil legal services, reduce barriers that prevent equal access to justice by low- and moderate-income District residents, advocate for increased pro bono work by local attorneys, and improve planning and coordination of legal services delivery.

It also strives to call attention to the importance of legal services for indigent residents and the appalling disparity between the need for such services and the resources available to meet those needs. The Commission works closely with the Courts, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the D.C. Council, legal services providers, the D.C. Bar Foundation, D.C. Bar leaders and members, area law firms and community leaders to achieve these goals.