Get Help at LSIC Clinics

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“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 D.C. residents with legal problems that started in the District of Columbia.

There is NO COST to you. View our legal services on the left to see how we can help you.

Landlord-Tenant Court

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 210, Building B
510 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Open Monday-Saturday
Monday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Thursday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Civil Protection Order Project (CPOP)

The Civil Protection Order Project provides mediation and litigation services to respondents in civil protection order cases.

The goals of the program are to ensure fair treatment to both parties; educate respondents about the CPO process and options available for them; facilitate peaceful resolutions; and ensure compliance with CPO orders. There are no appointments necessary on Wednesday, otherwise a person must call or email to schedule a meeting.

CPOP aims to ameliorate this situation through ensuring respondents receive fair treatment and understand court procedures by informing respondents of the legal or collateral consequences of Civil Protection Orders; educating respondents about the Civil Protection Order process and options available; and facilitating peaceful negotiations and resolutions of domestic violence cases.

You may contact us at or call 202-638-4798.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Courtroom 118A
500 Indiana Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9:30 am-4:45 pm

Expungement Clinic

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 D.C. 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).

You may contact us at or call 202-607-2721.

Immigrant Defense Program

The Immigrant Defense Program provides pro bono litigation services to immigrants detained by ICE in their bond and custody cases before the immigration court.

The program goals are to provide representation for those facing permanent separation from their families and communities in their bond and custody proceedings, to educate area residents on immigration relief and their rights regarding immigration enforcement, and to provide comprehensive crimmigration analysis for our clients. We accept referrals from immigration providers only.

For those interested in additional information about this program, please contact us at or call 202-638-4798.

Criminal Court

Criminal cases are appointed at court only.

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.

Map to Clinics

Superior Court. The intake room is near the Landlord and Tenant Courtroom.

CARACEN Latino Resource and Justice Center (Community Partner)


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