Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Bankruptcy Clinic
1101 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Anne Smetak , Managing Attorney
Phone: 202-737-4700 3380
Fax: 202-626-3471
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
NO DIRECT CALLS FROM APPLICANTS ACCEPTED. To refer cases, send applicants to the DC Bar Pro Bono Center Advice and Referral Clinic for screening or contact the Pro Bono Center for a Referral Form
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Do not need D.C. Bar membership to represent pro bono clients in Bankruptcy Court.
Need paralegal/law students:
DC Residents, 200% poverty level, income / asset that needs protection through bankruptcy
Training offered:
The DC Bar pro Bono Center sponsors 2 Bankruptcy Training courses annually, and provides all new attorneys with expert mentors
Types of services:
Representation for qualified individuals in filing Chapter 7 petitions.
Volunteer needs:
Representation of Chapter 7 petitioners
Subject areas: