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- or area- specific trainings that focus on the needs of underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Please click on the titles below for more information and to register.



2017 Fall Pro Bono Trainings

D.C. Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program
Friday, October 20
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Public Health Insurance in D.C.
Wednesday, November 1
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, 2-Part Series
Part 1:
Thursday, November 2
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Part 2:
Monday, November 6
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Child Custody Training, 2-Part Series
Part 1:
Thursday, November 2
5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Part 2:
Tuesday, November 7
5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI & IDA)
Wednesday, November 8
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Landlord/Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia, 2-Part Series
Part 1:
Tuesday, November 14
5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Part 2:
Wednesday, November 15
5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits
Wednesday, November 29
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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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 and 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

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds. If you have registered for a training with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and are unable to attend, we do permit someone else from your organization/firm to attend the training in your place with twenty-four hours of prior notice. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings. Please direct any questions or comments to ProBonoTraining@dcbar.org



Questions? Contact us at
ProBonoTraining@dcbar.org.