Individuals and families living in poverty are more vulnerable to the destabilizing consequences of landlord–tenant disasters, whether facing owners who refuse to repair their properties, skirmishing with landlords who want to sell out to developers, or being evicted for failing to pay their rent. Legal representation in these cases often means the difference between eviction and security. Yet, as many as 90 percent of tenants before the Landlord & Tenant Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia appear pro se, compared to 90 percent of landlords who are represented by counsel. Enter the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advocacy & Justice Clinic — its mission to inject a level of equilibrium into a system that is out of balance and to provide an avenue for Bar members to make important civic contributions. For 25 years, the Pro Bono Center’s flagship legal clinic has recruited, trained, and supported pro bono lawyers to handle cases in diverse topics, including housing law. Read more.