Probate Resource Center Training Session

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
The Probate Resource Center provides free legal information on a walk-in basis to unrepresented parties who need to probate a large estate for a person who lived in the District of Columbia.  The Resource Center is staffed by Volunteer attorneys who counsel individuals on the probate process; help prepare Petitions for Probate and other standard probate forms; and provide information regarding property distribution.

Volunteer attorneys do not provide legal advice or representation and do not assist parties in preparing pleadings other than through the use of the standard forms available on the court's website.  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. 

The Probate Resource Center training will cover:

An Overview of the Probate Resource Center Structure

The Role of the Resource Center Volunteer

The Opening and Administration of Decedents' Estates

Important Information:

This training is appropriate for attorneys only

All attorneys must be D.C. Barred or have a pending application for admission

No particular expertise is required

An experienced probate practitioner is on-site during every session to assist volunteers

Malpractice insurance is provided by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program to attorneys who volunteer at the Probate Resource CenterThe Probate Resource Center is open on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Trainees MUST commit to volunteering at the Resource Center during those hours at least four times within one year of completing the training. 

Lunch is NOT provided to training participants.

D.C. Superior Court
1101 K Street NW
DC Bar Conference Center
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
Pro Bono Program
Phone: 202-626-3489
Fax: 202-942-9752


Materials Fee


No Charge


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