The DC Affordable Law Firm’s mission is to serve individuals and families whose income level is between 200% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (see the chart below), charging reduced rates for our legal services.

Although our mission specifically targets households in this range, we may help individuals outside of these income brackets under certain circumstances.


DCALF is a low-bono law firm and a non-profit organization committed to charging affordable fees for those who do not qualify for free legal services but cannot afford market rates. As such, the fees we charge are below the market rate for DC.

DCALF charges a set fee of $75 for initial consultations. At the initial consultation, clients meet with a DCALF attorney and receive preliminary legal advice. If DCALF accepts a case for further representation, we charge an hourly rate of $75. Some clients may have the option to pay a flat rate for particular legal services. DCALF will always provide an estimate of costs at the beginning of all cases to help clients budget for how much representation will cost.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our fees.