Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Pro-Se Plus Custody Clinic
1101 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Vanessa Batters-Thompson , Managing Attorney
Phone: 202-737-4700 3206
Fax: 202-626-3471
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
Register for the Custody Clinic at:; or by calling 202-626-3424 or Ronald Baynes at 202-737-4700 ext. 3292
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Need paralegal/law students:
Unrepresented individuals with uncontested or contested D.C. custody matters. No income eligibility
Training offered:
All volunteers are provided a three-hour training session covering substantive and procedural law. Trainings are conducted periodically. Volunteers are mentored by experienced volunteer team leaders: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center staff provide backup support.
Types of services:
Monthly clinics in two sessions for unrepresented individuals with D.C. custody or divorce matters. Volunteers provide brief information.
Volunteer needs:
Volunteers teach a two-hour custody class and provide individualized assistance at a two-hour follow-up workshop. Volunteers work in small teams led by an experienced family lawyer. We need attorneys and paralegals; no prior family law experience is necessary.
Subject areas:
Child Custody, Children, Child Support, Domestic Relations, Family