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 the most underserved needs of our community.  

Click on individual trainings for fee and information and to register.

Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session
Friday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Probate Resource Center Training Session
Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Friday, December 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys: 2-Part Series (Pre-Approval Required- Deadline to Apply is November 16th)
Part 1: Tuesday, December 8th, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, December 11th, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Public Benefits Free Brown-Bag Training Series: Case managers, client advocates and lawyers are invited to participate in a 4-Part free series about eligibility, benefits, application, procedures, and practitioner's tips on a range of public benefits topics.

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits

Wednesday, November 18th, 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI) and IDA
Wednesday, December 9th, 12:00 to 3:00 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.