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The DC Refers directory is an online listing of qualified attorneys who are willing to represent modest-means clients at below-market rates.

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The DC Reduced Fee Lawyer & Mediator Referral Service is an online listing of qualified attorneys who are willing to represent modest-means clients at below-market rates. Individuals whose incomes fall between 200-400% of the federal poverty guidelines do not generally qualify for free legal representation, but often cannot afford to pay market rates for legal assistance that they need. Our mission is to connect qualified lawyers with potential modest-means clients who are seeking reduced fee legal services in the District of Columbia. Learn more about us here.

How it works

  • Search

    Answer a few questions about your legal issue and find experienced attorneys in your community.

  • Request

    Select the lawyer you want to talk to and submit a request for a consultation.

  • Talk

    During the consultation, you and the lawyer can discuss your issue and decide whether to work together.

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The need for affordable legal services for people of modest means in DC is great... People who earn too much to afford free legal services, but not enough to pay market rates for representation have very few options when faced with housing, family law, domestic violence, debt collection, probate, or other legal troubles.

Nancy Lopez - Executive Director of Washington Council of Lawyers

Practice areas

Family

  • Child support / Child custody
  • Guardianship
  • Divorce

Business

  • Contracts
  • Business formation
  • Disputes

Employment

  • Contesting non-competes
  • Wage theft / Unpaid benefits
  • Workplace discrimination

Immigration

  • Citizenship
  • Deportation
  • Family-based visas

Criminal & Traffic

  • Felony/Misdemeanor
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic violations

Landlord/Tenant

  • Evictions
  • Tenant help
  • Landlord help

Estates, Wills, & Elder

  • Wills & trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Power of attorney

Consumer Protection & Debt

  • Credit report issue
  • Unfair banking practices
  • Identity theft

And More

  • Tax law
  • Civil rights law
  • Insurance law
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