Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program - Suggested Placements

Landlord-Tenant Law


American University Washington College of Law Clinical Program

Civil Practice, Community and Economic Development, Criminal Justice, D.C. Law Students in Court, Domestic Violence, Intellectual Property, International Human Rights, Federal Tax, Women and the Law. Students may only receive pro bono credit of they are not also receiving academic credit.

Contact: Gineen Glenn, Program Coordinator, 202-274-4142 or


A non-profit network of 16 public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we identify and examine social injustices, make specific recommendations, and advocate for effective solutions to deep-seated structural problems. Together, Appleseed and Appleseed Centers form a network for positive change, building a society that provides each individual access to justice and a genuine opportunity to lead a full and productive life.

Contact: Meredith Barnes Driscoll, Operations and Field Director, 202-347-7960 or

Archdiocesan Legal Network (ALN)

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.

Contact: James Bishop, 202-772-4325,

Bread for the City

Bread for the City practices mainly in the areas of landlord-tenant, family, public benefits, and disability benefits law. The Legal Clinic also works with local organizations on systemic reform in areas including housing, immigrant access to public benefits, and child support.

Contact: Vytas Vergeer, Legal Clinic Director, (202) 561-8587 or

DC Law Students in Court

The DC Law Students in Court program (LSIC) is one of the oldest clinical programs in the city. It is a unique consortium of 5 law schools whose students provide quality legal representation, assistance, and counseling to low-income clients in landlord/tenant and small claims cases in DC Superior Court. The program is in need of volunteers to assist with intake Mondays-Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Contact: Mary C. Brittingham, 202-638-1351,

Halt, Inc., An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform

Founded in 1978, HALT – An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group of more than 50,000 members, is the nation's largest and oldest legal reform organization. Dedicated to the principle that all Americans should be able to handle their legal affairs simply, affordably and equitably, HALT's Reform Projects challenge the legal establishment to improve access and reduce costs in our civil justice system at both the state and federal levels.

Contact: Tom Gordon, Senior Counsel and Policy Director, 202-887-8255 or

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

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.

Contact: Jennifer L. Berger, (202) 434-2120 or