Mission Statement

We work to make the legal system more affordable, accessible, and accountable to the people it is meant to serve.

  • We educate consumers about the law, their legal rights, and legal procedure.
  • We work for better access to online information and self-help resources.
  • We champion innovative lawyers, firms, courts, and schools.
  • We promote competition with—and alternatives to—traditional legal services.
  • We work to hold lawyers and judges more accountable to consumers.

Board & Staff


Tom Gordon - Executive Director

Board of Directors

 Goldie Heidi Gider
 Richard S. Granat
 Renee Knake
 Fritz Mulhauser
 Chas Rampenthal

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Policy Advisory Board

 Martha Bergmark  Alan B. Morrison
 Jordan Furlong  Deborah L. Rhode
 Oliver Goodenough  Rebecca L. Sandefur
 Gillian K. Hadfield  David C. Vladeck
 Margaret Hagan  Charles W. Wolfram

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Contact Us


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Address: 1380 Monroe St NW, #210 Washington, DC 20010

Phone: (202) 649-0399


Financial Info & 501(c)(3) Status


Responsive Law is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 

Tax Filings:

2015  2014 2013 2012  2011  2010




Responsive Law’s internship program gives undergraduates, law students, and graduate policy students the opportunity to learn about the legal system from a unique consumer perspective. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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