- Child Custody Training: 2-Part Series
Tuesday, October 1st & Tuesday, October 8th 2013
There is a particularly pressing and unmet need for pro bono legal services in family law cases. Unlike other areas of the law, where encounters with the legal system are discretionary, family law matters often absolutely require resort to the legal system.
This 2-evening training session is designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in family law matters to competently and comfortably handle custody and child support matters for pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on child custody proceedings in the District of Columbia involving indigent or low income families. Volunteers will agree to accept one pro bono child custody case from at least one of the sponsoring organizations unless the volunteer is currently handling a pro bono family law case with one of these organizations.
The Child Custody training will cover:
DAY 1: What is Child Custody?; Filing a Child Custody Case; 3rd Party Child Custody Cases; Child Support
Day 2: A View from the Bench; Domestic Violence; Case Preparation; Courtroom Proceedings.
Important Information: No particular expertise is required to participate. This 2-part series is appropriate for attorneys and attorney/paralegal teams (paralegals must attend with an attorney). In exchange for this training, the Participant agrees to accept at least one pro bono case in the subject matter covered in this training. *PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Advocacy & Justice Clinic participants.*
Please note that dinner will not be served at either training session--please feel free to bring your dinner with you.
Pro Bono Training Refund 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.
The two-part Child Custody Training for Pro Bono Attorneys is presented by Bread for the City, Catholic Charities, Children’s Law Center, Columbus Community Legal Services, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and Legal Aid Society of D.C.; with support from the D.C. Affairs, Family Law and Litigation Sections of the D.C. Bar.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
D.C Bar Conference Center
Washington DC 20005
- Pro Bono Program 202-626-3489
- CLE Credit
Attorneys Fee $25.00
Nonprofit Providers Fee $0.00
Paralegals Fee $15.00