- The Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic is a two-part workshop to help pro se litigants better understand the divorce process in D.C. Volunteers serve as instructors on substantive and procedural divorce law during the Clinic. During the first session, volunteers will lead an informational seminar on divorce procedure in D.C. for pro se litigants. During the second session, pro se litigants will have an opportunity to fill out their divorce forms, discuss any questions they may have about the process, and to interact with individual volunteer clinic instructors for more personalized attention. The Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic training is used to recruit new volunteer clinic instructors.
The Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic training will cover: Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic Operations; Requirements for Filing for and Obtaining a Divorce in D.C.; Divorce Procedure; Property; Alimony; Child Custody and Visitation; Child Support; Taxes; and Restoration of Former Name.
Important Information: This training session is appropriate for attorneys, paralegals and law students. No particular expertise is required to participate. All volunteers must attend this training before participating in the Clinic. Malpractice insurance is offered by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program to attorneys who volunteer at the Pro-Se-Plus Divorce Clinic. Training participants must agree to staff two Clinic workshops.
Please note that breakfast will NOT be provided to training participants. Please feel free to bring your breakfast with you. Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program.
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 Pro-se-Plus Divorce Clinic Volunteer training session is presented with support from the D.C. Affairs and Litigation Sections of the D.C. Bar.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20005
- Pro Bono Program 202-626-3489
- CLE Credit
Attorneys Fee $15.00
Nonprofit Legal Service Providers $0.00
Paralegals/Law Student Fee $15.00