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Government Lawyers’ Pro Bono Activities in the District of Columbia

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Attorneys employed by the federal government are barred by 18 U.S.C. § 205 from participating in any case in which the District of Columbia is a party or has a direct and substantial interest. Conclusion of 1970 opinion that federal attorneys may not represent even on a voluntary basis indigent persons asserting claims against the District, affirmed.

Updated July 9, 2014