Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session

Date & Time: Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

* The check-in desk will open at 8:30 a.m.

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.

This training sessions is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, with the D.C. Superior Court. It is co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar D.C. Affairs Section, Family Law Section and Litigation Section.

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

- Legal Resources in Family Law Matters

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. Trainees will be asked to commit to volunteering for three morning or afternoon shifts at the Center within approximately six months.

Please note that 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.

Breakfast will not be provided at this training session. Participants are welcome to bring a breakfast and/or snack along with them. 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.

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

Contact Information
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
Phone: 202-626-3489
Fax: 202-942-9752


Attorneys Fee


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