Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Homebound Elderly Law Project Provides Legal Aid for Vulnerable Seniors

HELP comes to D.C. residents where they live

LCE’s Homebound Elderly Project (aka Project HELP) provides critically important legal assistance and advocacy to some of the most vulnerable seniors living in our community. These older neighbors are unable to play an active role in society because of their homebound status, which results in them becoming "invisible" and, consequently, this all too often leads to situations in which they are taken advantage of because of their decreased mobility and limited support network.
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Pro Bono Projects: We have a backlog of 80-100 seniors on our waiting list for a pro bono attorney to prepare wills and/or powers of attorney. Additional pro bono projects may range from non-litigation to litigation.

Systemic Reform Projects: Please agree to lead or assist a systemic reform project that will benefit many elderly, low-income seniors. Projects may include litigation, drafting legislation, research, advising multiple clients on a systemic issue, and/or writing instructional materials for lawyers and clients.  See All Pro Bono Opportunities


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