Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides free legal and advocacy services for senior citizens in Washington, D.C. The organization offers training programs for nonlawyers to help older residents with various legal matters. It assists in empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable senior citizens. Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides consumer protection and money management programs. Additionally, the organization conducts a real property tax foreclosure prevention project and advance directives workshop. It has responded to more than 6,000 requests for legal help. Legal Counsel for the Elderly s brief services unit handles student loan discharge and grandparent custody cases. The organization is a part of AARP, which was founded in 1958 and is a nonprofit membership agency.