Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program - Suggested Placements
Military Rights / Veterans Rights & Issues
- Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
- Archdiocesan Legal Network (ALN)
- Center on Conscience & War (CCW)
- Legal Counsel for the Elderly
- National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- National Veterans Legal Services Program
- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
- Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
- Women's Research and Education Institute
ADA is the nation’s oldest, liberal, independent political organization. It focuses on economic, military, foreign, social, and environmental issues, and maintains a political action committee (ADA/PAC). It publishes a weekly legislative newsletter for liberal activists and a quarterly newsletter.
ALN provides referrals to attorneys and will occasionally directly handle matters in the following areas: domestic relations, labor/employment disputes, public entitlements, bankruptcy or insolvency resulting from medical debt or job loss, wills and probate, guardianship and landlord/tenant relations.
The Center on Conscience & War (CCW) works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. The Center is committed to supporting all those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants—or citizens in other countries. CCW participates in the G.I. Rights Hotline, a national referral and counseling service for military personnel.
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is the primary provider of free legal services and advocacy for low-income seniors in the District of Columbia. Since 1975, LCE has sought to improve laws and policies affecting basic needs of DC’s elder residents in areas of shelter, income, health care, protective services and access to legal representation. Last year, LCE served over 6,000 DC residents age 60 and older in its programs including the DC Law Office, DC Office on Aging Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Real Property Tax Project, Senior Medicare Patrol Project, Self-Help Office Project, Legal Hotline, and the Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court for the Elderly Project.
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the Law Center pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.
Veterans law focusing on veterans and their families adversely affected by veterans’ military service, e.g. Agent Orange issues, bad discharges, inadequate VA claims processing. Some Article III court litigation, but emphasis is on U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and Federal Circuit cases.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog, and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.
Screens and assigns to volunteer lawyers cases of low-income, pro se appellants to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Since 1977, members of Congress have looked to the Women's Research & Education Institute for nonpartisan information and policy analysis on women's equity issues. Over the years, WREI's reputation as a source of reliable data and clear thinking about the status of American women has traveled far beyond the nation's Capitol. WREI's mission is to identify issues affecting women and their roles in the family, workplace, and public arena, and to inform and help shape the public policy debate on these issues.