Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series - Tuesday, May 6 & Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description

Landlord - Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series

Tuesday, May 6 and Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (both sessions) * Please note that the check-in desk will open at 5:30 p.m. for both sessions.

Shockingly, more than 90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.'s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear in court without counsel.  Evictions lead to homelessness.  With such high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals and families.

This two-part training series is designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in landlord/tenant matters to competently and comfortably handle these matters for pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on proceedings in the District of Columbia involving indigent or low income families.  

The Landlord Tenant training will cover: Overview of Landlord/Tenant Court; Overview of Substantive Landlord and Tenant Law; Public and Subsidized Housing Issues; Eviction Procedures; Complaints, Pleadings and Pre-trial Procedures; Rent Control; and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Important Information: This training is appropriate for attorneys, attorney/paralegal teams, and law students doing clinical work. No particular expertise is required to participate. Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations. Please note that Pro Bono Program training sessions are not MCLE accredited.

This two-part training series is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, with Bread for the City, D.C. Law Students in Court, Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for the Elderly and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. The training series is co-sponsored by The D.C. Bar D.C. Affairs Section, Litigation Section, and Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use Section.

Please note that dinner will not be provided at either session. Participants are welcome to bring a dinner and/or snack 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


Nonprofit Providers


Paralegals Fee


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