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**AT CAPACITY**Child Custody Training: 2 - Part Series - Tuesday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 8 , 2014


Date & Time: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description


Child Custody Training: 2-Part Series

Tuesday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 8, 2014

5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (both sessions).

*The check-in desk will open at 5:30 p.m. for both sessions.

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-part training  is designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in family law matters to competently and comfortably handle custody and 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.

Day one of the Child Custody training will cover: What is Child Custody?; Filing a Child Custody Case; 3rd Party Child Custody Cases; Child Support.

Day two of the Child Custody training will cover: A View from the Bench; Domestic Violence; Case Preparation; Courtroom Proceedings.

Important Information: No particular expertise is required to participate. This training 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 from one of the sponsoring organizations, unless the volunteer is currently handling a pro bono family law case with one of these organizations. *Please note: This requirement is not applicable to D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Advocacy & Justice Clinic participants.

This training is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program with Bread for the City, Catholic Charities, The Children's Law Center, Columbus Community Legal Services and Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. The training is co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar D.C. Affairs Section, Family Law Section and Litigation Section.

Dinner will not be not be provided at either training session, but attendees are welcome to bring a dinner and/or snack with them to the sessions. Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the Pro Bono Program.

Pro Bono Program training sessions are not MCLE accredited.

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.

Location:
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
First Floor
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
Email: kdebruhl@dcbar.org
Phone: 202-626-3489
Fax: 202-942-9752

Costs

Attorneys Fee

$25.00

Nonprofit Providers Fee

$0.00

Paralegals Fee

$15.00