Training Fee: $35
Bankruptcy Training for
Pro Bono Attorneys: 2-Part Series (Pre-Approval Required)
Part 1 - Tuesday,
January 15, 2019
Part 2- Thursday,
January 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
NOTE: All Trainees must
be APPROVED before registering for this training. Please find the application
Whether in good or bad
economic times, personal financial crises can strike, and bankruptcy can
provide a means to successfully address the situation. Every year,
hundreds of people in the District of Columbia, along with innumerable small
businesses, seek protection under the bankruptcy laws while they figure out how
best to address their difficult circumstances.
Two main types of relief
are available to individual debtors under the federal Bankruptcy Code: (1)
Chapter 7, where the debtor's nonexempt assets are sold to pay creditors while
most of the debtor's debts are discharged; and (2) Chapter 13, where the debtor
prepares a plan to pay off creditors. This course prepares attorney volunteers
to provide much-needed legal representation to Chapter 7 debtors through the
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Bankruptcy Clinic.
Training will cover:
Case Screening and
Overview of Chapter 7
and Chapter 13 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code
Completion of Schedules
This training series is appropriate for attorneys and attorney/ paralegal teams
(paralegals must attend with an attorney).
No particular expertise
is required to participate, but all volunteers must attend the entire training
before participating in the Pro Bono Center's Bankruptcy Clinic. Volunteers
from firms that represent major banks, credit card companies, and other common
creditors should contact the Pro Bono Center for more information before registering
for this training. Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono
referrals from the Pro Bono Center's Bankruptcy Clinic within twelve months
after completing the training.
Attorneys must be
admitted to practice before the highest court of any state and must be willing
to file a certificate saying that the attorney is providing representation
Malpractice insurance is
provided by the Pro Bono Center for cases referred through the Bankruptcy
Pro Bono Center trainings
are not MCLE-accredited.
Coffee and refreshments
will be provided by the Pro Bono Center. Participants are welcome to bring
breakfast and/or lunch along with them to the training sessions.
ALL TRAINEES MUST BE
APPROVED BEFORE ATTENDING THE BANKRUPTCY TRAINING.
1) Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5YTP7VV to
complete the volunteer application AND
2) Email your resume
with subject line “BANKRUPTCY APPLICATION” to BankruptcyClinic@dcbar.org by
Wednesday, December 19th.
3) We will contact all
applicants for a short phone interview.
4) If you are approved
to attend the training, you will be notified via email by Friday, January 4th.
5) You are NOT permitted
to register for the training until you have been APPROVED.
Pro Bono Training Refund
Policy: Please note that we are unable to provide refunds. If you have registered for a training with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and are unable to attend, we do permit to someone else from your organization or firm to attend the training in your place with 24 hours of prior notice. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings. Please direct any questions or comments to ProBonoTraining@dcbar.org.
Sponsors: American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of
Co-Sponsors: Antitrust & Consumer Law Community;
Corporation, Finance, & Securities Law Community; Litigation Community;
Catholic Charities Legal Network; Legal Counsel for the Elderly
If you have any
questions about this training, please contact Kathy Lugo, Communications Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 780-2735.