Catholic Charities Legal Network

For more than 20 years, the Catholic Charities Legal Network has been a pro bono legal service providing our clients with general information, access to volunteer attorneys and law firms, as well as referrals to other appropriate legal service organizations. View our most recent Legal Network Annual Report.

  • Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy
  • Employment
  • Family Law (including Child Custody and Domestic Violence)
  • Landlord-Tenant/Housing Issues
  • Public Benefits (Social Security, Disability)
  • Wills and Probate, Guardianship and Conservatorship

*The Legal Network does not handle Criminal, Fee-Generating or Immigration Cases. Find more information on Immigration Legal Services.


Intake:  To schedule an appointment, please call our intake hotline at (202) 350-4305. Intake information is available during the hours listed in the right column.

The Catholic Charities Legal Network focuses on serving low-income individuals whose earning are equal to or less than 200% poverty, as defined by U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines.

We are a proud member of the D.C. Consortium of Legal Service Providers.

Get Involved In Our Work!

Donate: With your support, we are able to provide much-needed legal services and community education to the most vulnerable immigrants in the greater Washington, DC, area. Make a donation directly to Legal Network.

Take on a case pro bono: It is only through the generosity and time given from more than 500 attorneys that we are able to help families in need work through their civil legal matters. If you are a licensed lawyer in Washington, DC, or Maryland, please consider taking on a case or volunteering during intake. Call James D. Bishop, Esq., Director of the Legal Network, at (202) 772-4300 or send him an email.

Volunteer:  Volunteers are also encouraged to give seminars to local residents on specific topics such as Social Security or consumer/bankruptcy matters.  The Legal Network is also in need of attorneys to conduct trainings for potential volunteer attorneys on specific civil law topics such as custody and employment law.

The generous support of the DC Bar Foundation and individual, corporate and law firm donors enables our Catholic Charities Legal Network team to continue to offer in-depth comprehensive services to our clients. Thank you on our behalf and on behalf of the clients we serve.