Probate Resource Center
At the Center, volunteer lawyers provide assistance to members of the public in the following probate matters:
1. DECEDENTS’ ESTATES: Free legal information is provided, on a walk-in basis only, to unrepresented persons who need to open a probate estate for a person who lived (prior to death) in the District of Columbia or need information regarding property distribution in an estate.
WHEN: Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 319, Building A, 515-5th Street, NW, Washington, DC
RESTRICTIONS: (A) Walk-in customers only. (B) Due to the high demand for services, it may be necessary to limit the number of customers receiving these services and to close intake before 4:30 p.m. (C)Volunteer attorneys do not provide legal advice or representation and do not assist persons in preparing pleadings other than through the use of the standard forms available on this website.
2. ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS: Assistance is provided in preparing pleadings to open a new intervention proceeding seeking the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator for an incapacitated adult, or with the preparation of filings to bring matters to the attention of the court in an existing intervention proceeding.
WHEN: Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., during the first four Wednesdays of each month
WHERE: Room 301, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC
HOW: Appointments recommended. To schedule an appointment, please contact Alan Baylor at 202-879-9476 or Sonya Roundtree McClain at 202-879-9452.
RESTRICTIONS: (A) There is a limit of two appointments per person. (B) Volunteer attorneys do not provide legal advice or representation and do not assist persons in preparing pleadings other than through the use of the standard forms available on this website.