Starting September 18, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, in collaboration with local legal services providers, will host a free, seven-part brown bag lunch series on public benefits.
Designed for case managers, client advocates, and lawyers, the series aims to help attendees build the knowledge and skills they need to assist clients as they navigate the complex public benefits system.
Each session will feature panels of public benefits experts who will review issues such as eligibility, benefits, application, and procedures, as well as share tips for both lawyers and nonlawyers on a range of public benefits topics.
Register now by selecting from any of the sessions below.
TANF Session: Cash Assistance for Families in Need
Wednesday, September 18, 12–2 p.m.
Food Assistance: SNAP, WIC, and Other Food Resources
Wednesday, September 25, 12–2 p.m.
Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits Session
Wednesday, October 9, 12–2 p.m.
Health Care, Part 1: Access to Health Care: Medicaid, DC Healthcare Alliance, and Medicare
Wednesday, November 6, 12–3 p.m.
Health Care, Part 2: Medicaid, Medicare, and Health Care Reform in the District
Wednesday, November 20, 12–3 p.m.
Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI and IDA)
Wednesday, December 4, 12–3 p.m.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Session
Tuesday, December 17, 12–2 p.m.
All sessions will be held at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor. Lunch is not provided and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to class.
The public benefits series is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program in collaboration with Bread for the City, D.C. Hunger Solutions, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and Whitman-Walker Health.
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program recruits, trains, and mobilizes volunteer attorneys to take pro bono cases of individuals living in poverty who are at risk of losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their families. The Program also helps small businesses and community–based nonprofits needing legal help. Last year, the Pro Bono Program touched the lives of some 20,000 D.C. residents.
Visit Pro Bono Training for more information on upcoming sessions and registration policy.