“Just knowing that you were on our side I never thought about losing the case. From the bottom of my heart I just thank God that you are there to help me who has no one to turn to in need.” — Former LSIC client
LSIC HELPS LOW-INCOME DC RESIDENTS WITH LEGAL PROBLEMS THAT STARTED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THERE IS NO COST TO YOU. HERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN HELP:
Do you have a court date coming up? Do you need help with an eviction notice, Section 8/Housing Choice voucher termination, or dispute with your landlord?
Come to the LSIC intake center. Our attorneys may be able to advise you before or on your first court date – and possibly take on your case. We will see you on a first-come, first-served basis, but residents with cases scheduled on their court day receive priority. Therefore, you may need to wait several hours on your first court date. Please make plans for a long day.
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Room 113, Building B
510 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Housing Conditions Calendar
Are you experiencing a loss of heat or electricity? Faulty fire alarms or live wires? Rodents, bedbugs, or mold?
If you are a DC tenant and believe your home does not comply with the D.C. Housing Code, you may be able to sue your landlord for violations of the Code. This is another way to get repairs made if you don’t feel comfortable withholding rent or you don’t want to risk being sued in landlord and tenant court for not paying your rent. It is a fast-paced process. The goal is to provide tenants with repairs quickly. For help in starting a case on the Housing Conditions Calendar, come talk to an attorney at a free intake session. No appointments necessary.
Housing Conditions Court
500 Indiana Avenue, Courtroom 317
Mondays, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Do you have a criminal arrest, charge, or conviction that is preventing you from finding a job, a home, or more?
If you are a low-income DC resident, attorneys at the LSIC Expungement Clinic can help determine if you are eligible to get your record cleared. Come to a free intake session and learn more about your rights. Bring your I.D. and criminal record (if possible). Call our main office at (202) 638-4798 for more details.
Criminal cases are appointed at court only.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO COURT
It is always best to bring all papers relevant to the court case or problem that you have. We are a legal services program with income limitations. We cannot represent everyone who looks for help, but we will talk with you about your problem, offer what assistance we can, and make a referral if appropriate. If you need additional information, please contact our business office at (202) 638-4798.
Maps to Clinics
Superior Court. The intake room is near the Landlord and Tenant Courtroom.
Housing Conditions Court
CARACEN Latino Resource and Justice Center (Community Partner)