For 30 years, the Catholic Charities Legal Network has provided pro bono legal services, giving persons accessing this program general information, access to volunteer attorneys and law firms, as well as referrals to other appropriate legal service organizations.

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


The Catholic Charities Legal Network focuses on serving low-income families and individuals whose earnings are equal to or less than 200% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines. The Catholic Charities Legal Network offers its services to residents of the District of Columbia and surrounding Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s. Civil law subject areas this program addresses are:

  • 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

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.

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

Catholic Charities Legal Network Advisory Council

James P. Gillespie, Esq., Chair
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
John E. McCarthy Jr., Esq., Past Chair
Crowell & Moring LLP
Kim Viti Fiorentino, Esq.
Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington
Jeffrey H. Paravano, Esq.
Baker Hostetler, and President, John Carroll Society
Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, Esq.
Church of the Little Flower
James D. Bishop, Esq.,
Director, Catholic Charities Legal Network
Daniel Archuleta, Esq.
Troutman Sanders LLP

Michael J. Francese, Esq.
Covington & Burling LLP
Maria O’Toole Jones, Esq.
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Thomas J. Kelly, Esq.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Joseph G. Krauss, Esq.
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Timothy F. Maloney, Esq.
Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA
Bridget K. O’Connor, Esq.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Caroline S. Pinkston, Esq.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Wendy E. Stark, Esq.
Pepco Holdings
Brian W. Stolarz, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP