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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.

Upcoming Trainings

Fall 2021 Trainings

Landlord Tenant Practice in D.C.: 5-Part Course
Part One: Thursday, October 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Part Two: Thursday, October 14, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Part Three: Thursday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Part Four: Thursday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Part Five: Thursday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Benefits: 5-Part Series
Public Benefits Training Series: SSDI/SSI & IDA

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: TANF / SNAP
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Health Insurance
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Immigrant Eligibility for Benefits
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Unemployment Insurance
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SSI/SSDI Cessations: Continuing Disability Reviews and 18-Year-Old Reviews
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family Court Self-Help Center Volunteer Training Session
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, 3-Part Series
Part 1: Thursday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.. to 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.. to 4:00 p.m.
Part 3: Thursday, January 6, 2:00 p.m.. to 4:00 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

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 24 hours of prior notice. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings. Please direct any questions or comments to [email protected].

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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