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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.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center was the 2022 recipient of The Frederick B. Abramson Award, recognizing a Bar committee or project that has resulted in significant benefit to the Bar and its members.

Upcoming Trainings

Pro Bono Probate Training

Part 1: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (In-Person)

Part 2: Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (In-Person)


Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys, 3-Part Series (Pre-Approval Required)**
Part 1: Thursday, August 22, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Virtual)

Part 2: Thursday, August 29, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Virtual)

Part 3: Friday, September 5, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (In-Person)


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. 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.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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