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Rising for Justice

Washington, DC | https://risingforjustice.org/
Joined in February 2004

About Us

Rising for Justice, formerly know as DC Law Students in Court, was created to: provide legal representation and assistance to low income persons in DC who cannot afford attorneys, and to provide third-year law students with a high quality clinical education experience in which to learn lawyering and litigation skills.

A third part of our mission is to assist the D.C. Superior Court system where low income persons without counsel are at a severe disadvantage in the legal system. And lastly, our program works to enlarge the number of attorneys to help the disadvantated by providing training and mentoring in the areas of our expertise: housing, landlord and tenant and criminal law.

Rising for Justice is a non-profit legal education/legal services program associated with five major District of Columbia law schools, American, Catholic, Howard, Georgetown and George Washington. It has provided free legal services to low-income clients with cases arising in D.C. courts and agencies, and provided third-year law students with a high quality introduction to the skills of lawyering and advocacy for 46 years. The program represents and/or assists approximately 6,000 people each year.

Rising for Justice, formerly know as DC Law Students in Court, was created to: provide legal representation and assistance to low income persons in DC who cannot afford attorneys, and to provide third-year law students with a high quality…

Issue Areas Include

  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Legal Assistance
  • Prison Reform
  • Women

Location

  • 901 4th Street Northwest
    Suite 6000
    Washington, DC 20001

Current listings by Rising for Justice

JobsLocationDate Posted
Senior Attorney/Project DirectorWashington, DCJanuary 5, 2021
Director of Institutional AdvancementWashington, DCDecember 29, 2020

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