For the Public helps low and moderate income District residents find legal help and information. Legal information and legal services providers are listed alphabetically and by subject area.

DC Refers

DC Refers is an online listing of qualified attorneys who are willing to represent modest-means clients at below-market rates. Individuals whose incomes fall between 200-400% of the federal poverty guidelines do not generally qualify for free legal representation, but often cannot afford to pay market rates for legal assistance that they need. Our mission is to connect qualified lawyers with potential modest-means clients who are seeking reduced fee legal services in the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Bar Foundation

The District of Columbia Bar Foundation is the leading private funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that was established to provide a vehicle for lawyers and law firms to contribute to legal services organizations in the District of Columbia. It administers the District’s IOLTA program, the Access to Justice grant program, and the Poverty Lawyer Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

District of Columbia Courts

The mission of the District of Columbia Courts is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and resolve disputes peacefully, fairly and effectively in the Nation’s Capital.

District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings is an independent administrative tribunal that hears administrative litigation involving over 25 different agencies, boards and commissions of the District of Columbia.

There are excellent resources of information related to the work of the Commission. Some of the organizations which the Commission relies upon and works closely with are: