Our Fall Kickoff is a great way to meet members of our vibrant pro bono and public-interest community; get more involved in our programs, activities, and committees; meet our new board members; and sign up for upcoming programs and events. This casual reception features food, drinks, and merriment. The event is free, thanks to our hosts Goodwin Procter. Stop by any time between 6:30 and 8:30, and feel free to bring a friend!
Summer often brings more time to do the things you love. If volunteering is on that list, join us on Saturday, August 10 to assist your neighbors in need at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advice & Referral Clinic. At the clinic, you'll provide brief advice (and referrals) to people who otherwise wouldn't have access to legal help. We meet at Bread for the City (1640 Good Hope Road SE). Parking is available. A brief orientation (with bagels and coffee) takes place at 9:30 am, and volunteers are asked to stay until the last client is seen, usually at around 2:30 pm. There's no time commitment beyond the clinic itself. As a volunteer attorney, you'll answer questions about consumer law, family law, housing law, public benefits, bankruptcy, and other topics. You don't need to be an expert in these areas of law: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center staff and expert mentors will be on hand to help. You do need to be a member of the D.C. Bar, or a federal government attorney barred in another state to participate. Once you register to attend, our volunteer coordinator, Sebastien Monzon Rueda, will be in touch with additional details.