Legal Associations

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African American Registry. African American Registry (The Registry) is a non-profit educational resource for the learning community to supply teachers with the information, method, and materials to provide a solid educational background in black history and heritage, in the sciences, business, the arts, and all facets of academics and life.
American Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service. ABA works to deliver justice as the national representative of the legal profession. ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Children's Law Center. Children’s Law Center is now the largest legal services organization in the District of Columbia and that provides comprehensive representation specifically on behalf of children. Expertise in many of the areas that affect children’s well-being like abuse and neglect, adoption, custody, guardianship, special education, school discipline, mental health, health care access, domestic violence, public benefits, housing conditions and delinquency.
Community Legal Services. Community Legal Service provides quality legal services to the indigent and needy of Prince George’s County. We have several programs and clinics to fit a wide range of needs. Legal matters handled include divorce, custody, visitation, guardianship, wills, special education placement, defense of suits in tort or contract, some landlord-tenant cases, etc.
Findlaw. This is the world's leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms. A legal resource for up to date online legal information about popular legal topics such as will preparation, divorce and child custody.
Hispanic National Bar Association. The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) created a directory of Spanish-speaking attorneys to fill a much-needed information gap in the DC Latino community. HBA-DC often receives requests for referrals for Spanish-speaking attorneys. We hope this directory will be widely disseminated to help meet the growing and diverse needs of the Latino population.
Inter-American Bar Association. Inter American Bar Association’s purposes are to advance the science of jurisprudence, and in particular, the study of comparative law; promote uniformity in commercial legislation; further the knowledge of laws of Western Hemisphere countries; propagate justificative administration through the creation and maintenance of independent judicial systems; protect and defend civil, human, and political rights of individuals; uphold the honor of the legal profession; encourage geniality and brotherhood among members.
Legal Services Corporation. LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation, it also promotes equal access to justice and grants for high quality civil assistance to low income individuals and families in America. 
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.. Maryland Legal Aid offers a full range of free civil legal services to financially qualified low-income Marylanders. Legal Aid is an independent, 501(c)3 charitable organization that receives funding from federal, state and local governments, the United Way and other private sources.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. NAPABA is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates. NAPABA monitors legislative developments and judicial appointments, promotes APA political leadership, advocates for equal opportunity in education and the workplace, works to eliminate violence against APAs, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for federal, state, and local agencies, members of Congress and staff, and public service organizations on the APA legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association. NLADA is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit membership association devoting 100 percent of its resources to serving the broad equal justice community, which make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities. Representing legal aid and defender programs, as well as individual advocates.
Pro Bono Net. Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. It is a unique organization in its use of information technology and collaboration among the various parts of the public interest legal community.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is the statewide clearinghouse and coordinator of pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Resource Center works closely with legal services providers and local bar association pro bono projects throughout the state to help recruit pro bono attorneys.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a nonprofit corporation to promote access to justice by providing high quality free legal assistance responsive to the immediate needs of individual low-income clients and to address the long-range barriers to justice affecting low-income people in Maine.


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Equal Justice Works. The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession.