Information for Prospective Clients

For Prospective Clients

The Family Justice Litigation Clinic represents clients in a variety of family law and domestic violence matters. The majority of our representation involves domestic violence, child custody, divorce, third party custody, and child support. Clients are represented by third year law students who are certified to practice in DC Superior Court and supervised by attorneys who have practiced for several years in the family law field 

We provide services for free and, in return, ask clients to cooperate with the needs of the students in preparing cases and taking them to trial. Clients may be required to bear the cost of court fees. We are permitted by the court to only represent clients who cannot afford a lawyer.

If you are interested in talking with us about a case, please call our Intake Line at 202.994.7463. Before taking on the case, our staff will conduct a brief telephone interview to determine the nature of your legal issue and ask about any filings or hearings that have already taken place. When you call, please have any pending case numbers and significant dates available. After the brief telephone interview, clinic faculty will assess if we have the appropriate staffing to take on your case. You will hear from us shortly after the phone interview.   

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