Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Pro-Se Plus Divorce Clinic
1101 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Ronald Baynes , Managing Attorney
Phone: 202-737-4700 3295
Fax: 202-626-3471
Email: ladams@dcbar.org
Web address: www.dcbar.org/probono

 

Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Yes.
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Yes.
Intake hours:
Non-english services?
Spanish
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Attorneys not admitted in D.C. as well as non-attorney volunteers are encouraged to participate in the clinic's workshop.
Need paralegal/law students:
Yes
Screening:
No income guideline.
Training offered:
Yes. Training for new volunteers held semi-annually. See www.dcbar.org/probono and click on "Trainings" for the schedule.
Types of services:
Two-session clinic providing information to pro se (unrepresented) litigants filing divorce petitions in D.C. Session One is a class addressing divorce law and procedures; Session Two is a workshop where participants can get assistance with individual questions and help completing or reviewing court documents necessary for filing for divorce. No legal advice or representation. No income restrictions.
Volunteer needs:
Volunteers work in groups of five to teach workshops. All volunteers must first attend a training session. Volunteers also provide client follow-up telephone services as needed. We need both experienced and inexperienced family law attorneys as well as non-attorneys.
Subject areas:
Domestic Relations, Family