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.

2016 Fall Pro Bono Trainings

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, 2-Part Series (Pre-Approval Required)
Part 1:
Monday, November 14
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Part 2:
Monday, November 21
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Public Benefit Training Series:

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI) and IDA
Wednesday, December 14
12:00 to 3:00 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

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. Please send refund requests to Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings. 

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