The Law Belongs to All of Us

We’re an award-winning nonprofit working to show that poverty will be dramatically reduced when everyone has access to the law.

We just launched a Coronavirus Legal Resource Guide to help you navigate any legal issues that may have arisen due to COVID-19.

We’re pioneering the country’s first system of universal access to legal help.

Universal Access
Everyone with a real need gets effective help. We’ve represented clients in more than 35 areas of law and won over 70% of our cases.

– Learn About Our Model

Claudia almost lost her home and her children.

She tried to find help but was denied multiple times. We started Open Door Legal so that women like Claudia would never need to face these battles alone.

Hear her story.



Social Return on Investment
We track outcome data for every person we help, and our research shows that for every dollar we spent, we generated about $6.63 in financial benefits for our clients and deterred up to $14.75 in bad conduct targeting marginalized communities.

– See Our Impact Metrics

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1. American University, Key Studies and Data About How Legal Aid Improves Housing Outcomes

2. George Washington Law School, In Pursuit of Justice? Case Outcomes and the Delivery of Unbundled Legal Services