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D.C. Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session
Location: Ballard Spahr LLP, 1909 K Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006-1157.
The D.C. Family Court Self-Help Center is a free walk-in service that provides unrepresented people with general legal information in a variety of family law matters. Volunteer attorneys have an opportunity to provide pro se litigants with brief information on matters in the Domestic Relations and Paternity & Support Branches of the Family Court of DC Superior Court. This is a great opportunity for attorneys to provide direct pro bono legal services to individual pro se litigants while making a predictable time commitment.
The Family Court Self-Help Center training will cover: Family Court Self-Help Center Operations; An Overview of DC Family Law; FAQs in Divorce, Custody and Child Support Cases; Giving Legal Information vs. Legal Advice; and Legal Resources in Family Law Matters.
Please note that this training session will be held at the law office of Ballard Spahr LLP, located at 1909 K Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-1157.
Important Information: This training is appropriate for attorneys only. No particular expertise is required to participate: A family law expert from the Family Court Self-Help staff is on-site during each session to assist volunteers. Malpractice insurance is not provided by the D.C. Superior Court or the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program to attorneys who volunteer at the Family Court Self Help Center. Trainees will be asked to commit to volunteering for three morning or afternoon shifts at the Center within approximately six months.
Continental Breakfast will be provided by Ballard Spahr LLP.
Please be advised that this training session will be video recorded.
This training program is offered for $15 for attorneys. Attorneys employed by the sponsoring firm (Ballard Spahr LLP) may register without charge.
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 Family Court Self-Help Center volunteer training session is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, the D.C. Superior Court and Ballard Spahr LLP; with support from the D.C. Affairs, Family Law and Litigation Sections of the D.C. Bar.
Ballard Spahr LLP
1909 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20006-1157
- D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program 202-626-3489
- CLE Credit
Attorneys employed by Ballard Spahr LLP $0.00
Attorneys Fee $15.00