Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Pro Bono

This page shows Department of Transportation content pertaining to a specific tag. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on this page, please use the search box in the top right of our website.

Local (DC Region) Pro Bono Service Organizations


DATE & TIME: Variable, depending on your schedule. PLACE: Cases are tried at local D.C. and Maryland courts. Pro bono lawyers may use meeting space at the Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Charities, 1221...

DOT Pro Bono: FAQs

FAQs About DOT's Pro Bono and Volunteer Services Policy I. Definitions and Limitations

What types of services may I provide under the policy? Pro bono legal work and volunteer services are broadly defined to include many different types of activities performed without compensation....

Performing Pro Bono Legal Work in the District of Columbia

Rule 49: Performing Pro Bono Legal Work in the District of Columbia

Rule 49 of the D.C. Court of Appeals rules discusses the unauthorized practice of law in D.C. courts. Rule 49(c)(9)(C) provides that federal government attorneys can handle matters in D.C. courts under certain circumstances. This...

Where Do I Start

If you are interested in doing pro bono legal work and do not know where to start, perhaps the following information can help:

Know the Rules - Read DOT's pro bono policy. Not licensed in the District of Columbia?  Click here to find out why that is not a barrier to performing...

Pro Bono Opportunities

The Department's pro bono policy encourages employees to provide pro bono legal service within their communities.  To implement the Department's policy, former General Counsel Kirk K. Van Tine established the Pro Bono Services Committee.  The Committee seeks to promote pro bono legal...