D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Training: Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series
November 8 - December 21, 2018
Training Fee: $25
Part 1 - Thursday,
November 8, 2018
Part 2 - Wednesday,
November 14, 2018
5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
(Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Shockingly, more than
90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.’s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear
in court without counsel. Evictions lead to homelessness. With such
high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge
difference in the lives of individuals and families.
These training sessions
are designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in
landlord/tenant matters to competently and comfortably handle these matters for
pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on proceedings in the
District of Columbia involving indigent or low-income families.
The Landlord Tenant
training will cover:
- Overview of Landlord/Tenant Court
- Overview of Substantive Landlord and Tenant Law
- Complaints, Pleadings and Pre-trial Procedures
- Eviction Procedures
- Public and Subsidized Housing Issues
- Rent Control
- No particular expertise is required to participate
- Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono
referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations.
- This training is appropriate for attorneys,
attorney/paralegal teams, and law students doing clinical work
*PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to D.C.
Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic participants or Housing Right
to Counsel participants.
Sponsors: Bread for the City; Catholic Charities Legal
Network; DC Law Students in Court; Legal Aid Society of the District of
Columbia; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Washington Legal Clinic for the
Co-Sponsors: D.C. Affairs Community; Litigation Community;
Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use Community
If you have any
questions about this training, please contact Managing Attorney Vanessa Batters-Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 780-2741.
Speaker information is not available at this time.