AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Pro Bono Project provides comprehensive legal services to low-income, older people in the District of Columbia.
The Pro Bono Project handles a multitude of civil legal issues affecting older D.C. residents with limited means, such as ensuring that seniors receive public benefits (Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps, etc.) or by preventing eviction or foreclosure of their homes through negotiation or court litigation.
LCE attorneys and staff first screen all cases to help ensure that they have legal merit and are well developed. Then, the Pro Bono Project refers these cases to private sector and government attorneys who have agreed to handle them on a pro bono basis. Volunteers and staff periodically monitor these cases until closure.
Jan Allen May
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly