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Help for Nonprofits

Since 1999, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has operated the Nonprofit Legal Assistance Program to provide legal assistance to the District of Columbia’s community-based nonprofits.

The Nonprofit Legal Service Assistance Program provides the following services:

  • Nonprofit Matches for On-Going Legal Projects. We match community-based nonprofits with pro bono legal counsel that assist with on-going legal projects in areas such as employment law, real estate, corporate governance, contract review, intellectual property, and obtaining tax-exempt status.
  • Nonprofit Legal Clinics. We offer brief consultations where nonprofits meet one-on-one with attorney volunteers to get a general assessment of how well their nonprofit is complying with a specific legal area such as governance, on-boarding employees, insurance, and intellectual property. The events calendar is updated as these clinics are announced.
  • Nonprofit Office Hours. These weekly brief advice consultations are hosted over Zoom and allow nonprofits to meet one-on-one with a Pro Bono Center staff attorney who specializes in nonprofit law. These consultations are about 20-30 minutes long and are best for short legal questions.
  • Nonprofit Trainings. We conduct training sessions with government agencies and law firms to educate nonprofits on important and timely legal issues such as board duties , employment law, and nonprofit regulation. The events calendar is updated as these sessions are announced. View recordings of past webinars in our online archive.

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