Defending a client faced with the loss of freedom is among the most rewarding and challenging experiences that you will experience as an attorney.
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program with Williams & Connolly LLP and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia invite you to use your legal talents to defend men and women facing incarceration in hearings before the United States Parole Commission.
This training will prepare you to provide quality representation to clients in parole hearings. The program will explain the procedures of the Parole Commission and provide useful training on working with indigent clients and defending criminal charges.
The Parole Advocacy Workshop will include: An Overview of the Parole Division Training Program; History of Parole in D.C.; Procedural Overview of the Parole Process; Fundamentals of Cross-Examination; A Mock Parole Hearing; Understanding Felony Sentences; U.S. Parole Commission Sentencing Guidelines; Defending Law Violations.
Important Information: Attorneys must be admitted to practice in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. No particular expertise is required to participate. Malpractice insurance is NOT provided by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program or the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
Training participants are strongly encouraged to represent 2 clients at parole hearings with the assistance of experienced attorneys from the Public Defender Service
*Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to training participants.
Cancellation Policy: To cancel a registration and receive a refund for a pro bono training offered by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, please call or send an e–mail request at least seven (7) days prior to the training session to Shannon Redd, staff attorney and training program manager, 202-737-4700, ext. 3293. All cancellation and refund requests for pro bono trainings conducted by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program must be received seven (7) days before the training session date to receive a refund. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings.
Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth St., NW
Washington DC 20005
- Pro Bono Program 202-626-3489
- CLE Credit
Attorneys Fee $0.00