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D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Training: Child Custody: 2-Part Series

October 16 - 18, 2018

Training Fee: $25 


Part 1 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 

Part 2 - Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)


There is a particularly pressing and unmet need for pro bono legal services in family law cases.   


This training session is designed to equip attorneys with little or no experience in family law matters to competently and comfortably handle custody matters for pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on child custody proceedings in the District of Columbia involving indigent or low-income families.


The Child Custody training will cover:


·         What is Child Custody?

·         Filing a Child Custody Case

·         View from the Bench

·         3rd Party Child Custody Cases

·         Domestic Violence

·         Case Preparation

·         Courtroom Proceedings


Important Information:


·         No particular expertise is required to participate

·         Appropriate for attorneys and attorney/paralegal teams (paralegals must attend with an attorney)

·         In exchange for this training, attendees agree to accept at least one family law pro bono case. *PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic participants*   


Sponsors: Bread for the City; Catholic Charities Legal Network; Children’s Law Center; Columbus Community Legal Services; Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia


Co-Sponsors: Family Law Community; Litigation Community 


If you have any questions about this training, please contact Stanley Augustin, Training & Outreach Program Specialist, at [email protected] or (202) 780-2738.  






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