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En español | Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides free legal and social work services to D.C. residents most in need. For more information call the LCE Hotline: 


Rhonda Cunningham Holmes

Welcoming Our New Executive Director

LCE Board of Directors appointed Rhonda Cunningham Holmes as LCE’s new Executive Director effective November 5. Rhonda is an attorney with executive management experience in diverse legal and business environments. She served as the deputy director of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She is also a past co-chair of the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers, and was an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. “LCE is well-known in the community and highly regarded. I am committed to continuing LCE’s mission to protect, defend and empower DC seniors most in need,” said Holmes.

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LCE Client, Ms.H

Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court

Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court for the Elderly Project combines social work, legal and volunteer coordination.

LCE Client, Mr. P

Consumer Fraud & Financial Abuse

The Consumer Fraud and Financial Abuse Unit provides direct representation to LCE clients on a range of issues.

LCE Client, Ms. N

Public Benefits & General Services Unit

PBGS works through expanded legal advice and counsel to ensure seniors receive the income, benefits and services to which they are entitled.

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The Legal Hotline

Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Legal Hotline provides free legal advice, assistance, and referrals to:

  • All D.C. residents 60 years of age or older;
  • D.C. residents 55 years of age or older with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability issues;
  • District of Columbia D.C. home adaptation program, “Safe at Home.”
LCE Hotline Intake Specialist, Claudia Sepulveda

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Volunteer Programs

LCE provides a variety of opportunities for volunteers to engage in fulfilling work helping those who are less fortunate to obtain and maintain their income, housing, health care and independence making a substantial difference in our clients’ lives. Programs include: Senior Medicare Patrol, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Pro-Bono Project.

Charitable Givings

Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting low-income seniors. Help us continue to help them.

You can support LCE by donating online.

About Us

Home & Community Based Ombudsman, Albert Reed with LCE client, Ms. T

LCE's staff and volunteers assist more than 6,000 elders each year with monetary benefits totaling over $16 million. More than 800 LCE volunteers, interns and fellows contribute more than 20,000 hours of pro bono service annually.