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DC Pro Bono Week 2018: Affiliated Trainings

DC Pro Bono Week 2018: Affiliated Trainings

In addition to the main DC Pro Bono Week events, a series of affiliated trainings will take place before, during, and after Pro Bono Week. The full list is below: September 26 DC Bar Pro Bono Center - Public Benefits Training Series: TANF Session - Cash Assistance for Families in Need Wednesday, September 26 12:00 – 2:30 pm DC Bar Conference Center (901 4th Street NW) Register October 2 Children’s Law Center: Custody Guardian ad Litem Training Tuesday, October 2; 9:30 am—4:00 pm Location Coming Soon! Register October 3 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Public Benefits Training Series: Eligibility for Public Health Insurance in DC Wednesday, October 3 12:00—3:00 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register October 9 DC Volunteer Lawyers Project: Representing At-Risk Children as a Guardian Ad Litem Tuesday, October 9 9:30 am–3:00 pm King & Spalding (1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 200) To attend a training, please RSVP to chetherington@dcvlp.org. October 10 Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless: New Volunteer Training Wednesday, October 10 10:30 am–3:00 pm (lunch will be provided) Winston & Strawn LLP (1700 K Street NW) Please email kelsey.vaughan@legalclinic.org to register for this training. October 11 DC Volunteer Lawyers Project: Keeping Victims Safe: Litigating Family Law Cases Thursday, October 11 9:30 am–3:00 pm Feldesman + Tucker + Leifer + Fidell (1129 20th St NW #400) To attend a training, please RSVP to chetherington@dcvlp.org. October 16 DC Volunteer Lawyers Project: Fighting for Victims: Litigating Protection Order Cases Tuesday, October 16 9:30 am–3:00 pm Gibson Dunn (1050 Connecticut Ave NW) To attend a training, please RSVP to chetherington@dcvlp.org. DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Child Custody Training, 2-Part Series: Part 1 Tuesday, October 16 5:45—8:45 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register October 17 Neighborhood Legal Services Program: Litigating Housing and Employment Discrimination Cases at the Office of Human Rights October 17 Noon–2:00 pm Location TBD Contact Pro Bono Counsel, Melody Webb at MWebb@nlsp.org to register. October 18 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Child Custody Training, 2-Part Series: Part 2 Thursday, October 18 5:45—8:45 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register October 19 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: DC Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program Friday, October 19 11:00 am—3:00 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register October 30 Children’s Law Center: Caregiver Custody Training Tuesday, October 30 9:30 am—1:00 pm Winston & Strawn LLP (1700 K Street NW) Register November 7 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Public Benefits Training Series: Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI & IDA) Wednesday, November 7 12:00—2:30 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register November 8 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia, 2-Part Series: Part 1 Thursday, November 8 5:45—8:45 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register November 13 Children’s Law Center: Housing Conditions Training Tuesday, November 13 9:30 am—12:00 pm Location Coming Soon! Register November 14 DC Bar Pro Bono Center: Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia, 2-Part Series: Part 2 Wednesday, November 14 5:45—8:45 pm DC Bar (901 4th Street NW) Register

DC Pro Bono Week 2018: Exploring New Horizons

DC Pro Bono Week 2018: Exploring New Horizons

DC Pro Bono Week is coming soon!  DC Pro Bono Week 2018 will take place from October 21–27.  Why not come explore our annual celebration of pro bono service?  There is something for everyone….. clinics, volunteering opportunities, a panel, a court tour, and a hackathon!
Pro Bono Week Profile: Mike Nardotti (Squire Patton Boggs)

Pro Bono Week Profile: Mike Nardotti (Squire Patton Boggs)

By Maureen Thomas Major General Mike Nardotti (US Army, Retired and former The Judge Advocate General, US Army) is a Senior Partner at  Squire Patton Boggs. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program recently recognized Mike for over 20 years of service to veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors, as a member of TVC’s National Volunteer Corps. Over the past 25 years, lawyers like Mike from Squire Patton Boggs have supported The Veterans Consortium with over 92 engagements in federal courts, participated in specialized Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims trainings, and assisted TVC in dramatically improving our ability to provide free legal services to veterans and their loved ones. (more…)
Pro Bono Week Profile: In-House Lawyers At Fannie Mae

Pro Bono Week Profile: In-House Lawyers at Fannie Mae

Kaley, age 13, was living with her grandmother in El Salvador when local gangs began to target her and her family. Her grandmother owns a local diner where neighborhood police officers and prosecutors often ate; as a result, gang members decided that she was pro-government and anti-gang. Gang members assaulted Kaley’s grandmother and targeted Kaley, threatening to kidnap and assault her. Kaley fled the country. (more…)
Pro Bono Week Profile: Alexis DeBernardis (Crowell & Moring)

Pro Bono Week Profile: Alexis DeBernardis (Crowell & Moring)

By Children's Law Center Sleigh bells ring, judge is listening—is not your typical holiday medley. But it provided the soundtrack last December for five-year-old Charlie Young while Alexis DeBernardis, his pro bono counsel, fought for him in his custody case.  (Names have been changed to protect client anonymity.) Alexis is an associate at Crowell & Moring, but she also volunteers as a pro bono lawyer with Children’s Law Center (CLC). (more…)
Pro Bono Week Profile: Lara Burke (Bruch Hanna)

Pro Bono Week Profile: Lara Burke (Bruch Hanna)

By Priya Konings Representing unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children is challenging, and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) is always looking for pro bono lawyers with the time, patience, and enthusiasm to handle a pro bono immigration case for our clients. When Lara Burke of Bruch Hanna came to us, we knew that we'd found someone who could rise to the occasion. (more…)
Pro Bono Week Profile: Ryan Guilds (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer)

Pro Bono Week Profile: Ryan Guilds (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer)

By Melanie Orhant Ryan Guilds is a lawyer at Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer and board chair of Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC). Over the past eighteen years, he's found that pro bono work offers the chance to do "that not only feels good but also gives you skills as a lawyer." And Ryan has done pro bono work in spades.  Ryan's pro bono work started before he was actually a lawyer. While a 1L at the University of North Carolina School of Law, he worked on capital cases and developed an interest in prisoner's rights. (more…)