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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


Important Information:

  • 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 Homeless


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 vbatters-thompson@dcbar.org or (202) 780-2741.   






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