D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Training: Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program
October 19, 2018
Training Fee: $25
The District of Columbia
Superior Court Family Court has Attorney Negotiators available to assist
litigants with reaching an amicable solution to the problems they have
presented to the Court. The overarching goal of working with the Attorney
Negotiator is to facilitate conversations that empower litigants to resolve
their own issues. If the parties are able to come to an agreement on all the
issues before the Court, a Court Order will be issued and the case may be
closed. As the Attorney Negotiators provide support to the judicial
officers assigned to the DR II calendar, the types of matters addressed include
custody, divorce, visitation, child support, legal separation, property
distribution, alimony, and annulments. Stable families are the bedrock of society.
The Family Court
Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program (VAN) is an opportunity for
compassionate attorneys with family law experience and good active listening
skills to enhance familial stability by facilitating communication and using
negotiation skills to resolve issues. It is a very meaningful way of giving
back to the community in which we work and/or live.
Topics to be covered
- Family Law Primer
- Process Overview
- Review of Orders
- What to do when there is no
- Perspectives from the Bench
- Next Steps
Family law and mediation
experience is required.
All attorneys who attend
this training will be required to observe a Family Court Attorney Negotiator
for at least one negotiation, as well as volunteer twice before May 1, 2019.
Sponsors: D.C. Superior Court
Co-Sponsors: Family Law Community; Courts, Lawyers, and Administration of Justice Community; Litigation Community
If you have any
questions about this training, please contact Stanley Augustin,Training &
Outreach Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 780-2738.
Speaker information is not available at this time.