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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) Walk-in customers only. (B) Due to the high demand for services, it is often necessary to limit the number of customers who are serviced. The Probate Resource Center will close the list for the day once capacity has been reached. The time the list closes varies from day to day. (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.

Contact
Probate Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Gerald I. Fisher
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Alfred S. Irving Jr.
Register of Wills: Anne Meister
Deputy Register of Wills: Nicole Stevens

Court Building A
515 Fifth Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Mondays-Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Numbers

202-879-9460