Free Legal Help at DC Public Library

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

Free Legal Help at DC Public Library

Last date: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, 10 a.m. (see all dates)

Neighborhood Legal Services Program brings free legal help to DC Public Library branches in neighborhoods throughout the city. At the clinics, you can get help with the following:

  • Social Security Income (SSI)/ Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) applications, denials, and termination
  • Criminal Records (record sealing, or help preventing discrimination by landlords and employers)
  • Problems with an employment background check
  • Problems getting a driver’s or professional license
  • Student loans
  • Credit reports
  • Wage garnishment
  • Debt collection lawsuits and harassment
  • Placement on DC’s Child Protection Register
  • Recovery of security deposits from a former landlord

If you are dealing with any of these issues, or other legal issues, come to the clinics to see if NLSP can help you. Walk-ins are welcome and registration is preferred. Visit for library locations, dates and to register.