Fighting for Domestic Violence Victims in Family Law Court


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Throughout DC; Offices: 5335 Wisconsin AveWashington, DC 20015


DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides pro bono legal services to domestic violence victims and at-risk children.

Volunteers in our family law practice area help victims and their children find long-term safety and stability through a permanent custody and/or divorce order. These cases provide a full range of litigation experience, including discovery, motions, settlement negotiations, and hearings. On average, these cases last 6-12 months with court hearings once every 2-3 months. These cases often include long inactive periods between hearings, but on average, volunteers work about 10 hours per month. After the initial hearing, the volunteer has input into all subsequent hearing dates.

We offer to all volunteers: in-court supervision, comprehensive training programs, live and online; mentorship by an experienced supervising attorney, who reviews all written work and accompanies the volunteer to court; access to an extensive resource library, including sample pleadings; administrative support; malpractice insurance; and more.

To start the volunteering process, please register at Then, please email for next steps. Thank you.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to one year

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