Tzedek DC

Opened February 1, 2017. A collaboration with law students, community organizations and service providers, and pro bono attorneys from the private bar to fight low-income DC residents being excluded from justice in debt-related crises.
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Primary geographic focus: District of Columbia
Organization type(s): Law School, Provider



Tzedek DC Works To Close The Justice Gap

Anushay Hossain
Huffington Post
October 2, 2017
Debt-related civil legal disputes often have life-altering consequences: the loss of an indispensable driver’s license, the seizure of a bank account or garnishment of wages, and the inability to secure employment or housing due to a bad credit report.


A Special Kind of Giving

Mona Charen
National Review
December 22, 2017
Tzedek DC, a new Jewish legal-aid society, provides pro bono representation for the poor in debt cases.

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More than 7 million people may have lost driver’s licenses because of traffic debt

Justin Wm. Moyer
Washington Post
May 19, 2018
The total number nationwide could be much higher based on the population of states that did not or could not provide data.

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Can you pay the rent on May 1? Here’s what to do if you can’t

Anna Bahney
CNN Business, CNN
April 27, 2020


Ariel Levinson-Waldman: With COVID debt cases expected to rise, DC should fully fund civil legal services

Ariel Levinson-Waldman
The DC Line
June 3, 2020

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