D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Training: Landlord/Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia, 2-Part Series- Tuesday, Nov. 14 & Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description

Shockingly, more than 90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.'s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear in court without counsel.  Evictions lead to homelessness.  With such high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, these training sessions are designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in landlord/tenant matters to competently and comfortably handle these matters for pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on proceedings in the District of Columbia involving indigent or low income families.

The Landlord Tenant training will cover:

Overview of Landlord/Tenant Court

Overview of Substantive Landlord and Tenant Law

Complaints, Pleadings, and Pre-trial Procedures

Eviction Procedures

Public and Subsidized Housing Issues

Rent Control      


Important Information:

No particular expertise is required to participate.

This training is appropriate for attorneys, attorney/paralegal teams, and law students doing clinical work.

Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations.

*PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic or Right to Counsel Pilot Project participants.


Sponsors: Bread for the City; Catholic Charities; DC Law Students in Court; Legal Aid Society of D.C.; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Co-Sponsors: D.C. Affairs, Litigation, Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use Communities


This training has been relocated to the law firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. Located at 1501 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005


Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K St. NW
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
Stanley Augustin
Phone: 202-737-4700 ex.3293
Fax: 202-942-9752

Attorneys, Paralegals, and Law Students $25.00

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