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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.

Fall 2020 Trainings

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is taking all necessary precautions to protect our speakers, attendees, and staff from COVID-19. As such, all fall 2020 trainings will be held remotely. And due to our remote operations, the Pro Bono Center is pleased to announce that all fall 2020 trainings will be offered at no cost.

Serving Families During the Pandemic Series: Navigating Emergency Relief for Domestic Violence Survivors Webinar
Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, 2-Part Virtual Series (Pre-Approval Required)
Part 1: Thursday, October 1, 2020: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, October 8, 2020: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Health Insurance Webinar
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: TANF / SNAP Webinar
Thursday, October 15, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Serving Families During the Pandemic Series: Child Support Updates Webinar
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia Webinar
Thursday, November 5, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

D.C. Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program Training Webinar
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Serving Families During the Pandemic Series: Child Custody Updates Webinar
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: SSDI/SSI & IDA Webinar
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Public Benefits Training Series: Immigrant Eligibility for Benefits Webinar
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 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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