About Legal Aid
Legal Aid is the oldest and largest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. Legal Aid was created in 1932 with the goal of making justice real – in individual and systemic ways – for persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia. For more than 87 years, Legal Aid lawyers have provided a continuum of legal services to clients in the areas of domestic violence / family, housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law. Legal Aid also works to identify systemic issues that on which its advocacy can have an impact beyond an individual client. And its nationally-recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, which pursues an anti-poverty agenda, litigates important cases affecting persons living in poverty before the DC Court of Appeals every year. For more information about Legal Aid, please visit our website, www.LegalAidDC.org, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.