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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:
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Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Tenant Advocacy and Support Practice combines social work, legal and volunteer coordination.
The Consumer Protection and Homeownership Preservation Practice provides direct representation to LCE clients on a range of issues.
The Economic and Healthcare Security Practice works through expanded legal advice and counsel to ensure seniors receive the income, benefits and services to which they are entitled.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Legal Hotline provides free legal advice, assistance, and referrals to:
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, Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Pro-Bono Access to Justice Practice.
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.
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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.
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