Resources & Training

Pro Bono Center Training Program

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center hosts training sessions for attorneys and paralegals who wish to undertake pro bono assignments from the Pro Bono Center, or another local legal services provider. We recruit expert practitioners to offer comprehensive, issue-area specific trainings that focus on underserved needs of our community. Please click on the titles below for more information and to register.

2016 Spring Pro Bono Trainings:

Representing Asylum Seekers - Basic Training
Friday, February 19th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia 2-Part Series
Part 1: Tuesday, March 8th, 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, March 15th, 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session
Friday, March 11th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Probate Resource Center Volunteer Training Session
Friday, April 8th, 12 (noon) to 2 p.m.

Representing Asylum Seekers - Advanced Training
Friday, April 22nd, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans'

Friday, May 20th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys 2-Part Series
Part 1: Friday, June 24th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, June 28th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Training Requirements

Please note that the eligibility and obligations differ for each training session, based on programming needs and clinical requirements. Participants attending pro bono trainings offered by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center are required to perform pro bono legal services for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center or one of the sponsoring organizations. This rule may be waived for individuals who are employed by a nonprofit legal service provider. Interns and loaned associates are considered to be “employed by” the organizations with which they are affiliated. Any other pro bono requirement waiver may be obtained on a case by case basis by directing requests to the staff attorney & training manager. Attorneys who are not licensed in the District of Columbia should review D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49, which allows non–D.C. attorneys to engage in pro bono work under certain circumstances. 

Pro Bono Training Refund Policy

All cancellation and refund requests for pro bono trainings conducted by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center must be received seven (7) days before the training session date to receive a refund. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings. 

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