PDS Duty Day Program
Do you need legal advice or assistance? We offer the PDS Duty Day Program. This telephone and walk-in service can help you with the following legal and collateral matters:
Filing a motion to seal an arrest record
Responding to an outstanding arrest warrant
Providing representation in grand jury matters
Assisting persons preparing for reentry into their community
Assisting persons preparing for confinement
Responding to questions about involuntary and civil commitment
Recommending mental health and immigration services in D.C.
Recommending free and low cost social programs and services
At times, Duty Day matters can result in trials and complex appellate litigation.
When we cannot provide assistance, outside service referrals will be recommended.
This program also assists D.C. Bar members with legal and social service questions to support their clients.
PDS Duty Day Walk-In Locations and Hours of Operation
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS)
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
2nd Floor Reception Area
Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: (202) 628-1200
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (excluding federal and District holidays)
PDS’s Community Defender Division (CDD)
680 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Tel: (202) 824-2801
Walk-in Hours: Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding federal and District holidays), or call for an appointment.