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DC Pro Bono Week 2021: The Coming Eviction Crisis and How You Can Help

  • When: 27 October 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: Free

As federal and local eviction moratoriums expire around the country, eviction filings are expected to spike to roughly double their pre-pandemic levels. DC’s eviction moratorium is set to expire on October 12 and pro bono attorneys are needed to help those facing housing issues. Hear from a DC Superior Court Judge, and experienced eviction defense and pro bono attorneys about the coming eviction crisis, new legal protections and rental assistance programs, and how you can help.  While more than 90 percent of tenants will appear without counsel in D.C. Superior Court, 98 percent of landlords will have representation. Often having a lawyer is all that stands between tenants staying safe and housed and becoming homeless. The panel will discuss opportunities for pro bono attorneys to help prevent eviction and homelessness as a result of the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Our expert panelists include:

Judge Todd E. Edelman, Deputy Presiding Judge, Civil Division, Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Gabriella Lewis-White, Associate Director, Housing, DC Bar Pro Bono Center
Beth Mellen, Supervising Attorney, Housing Law Unit, Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia
John O’Connor, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, Pro Bono Volunteer

And join the conversation on social media using #DCProBono21!

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