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Ethics and Pro Bono: Remaining Ethical While Doing Good *In-Person at D.C. Bar*

July 9, 2019

Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credits

Description: The D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct have numerous provisions that are particularly relevant to attorneys handling pro bono matters.  From the applicability of rules requiring written fee agreements to dealing with pro se litigants or impaired clients to conflict-of-interest issues, our faculty members will help you better understand your ethical obligations.

Using hypothetical scenarios based on actual issues and questions that pro bono attorneys have raised, D.C. Bar ethics counsel will give you the tools you need to avoid ethical problems when representing pro bono clients.  This class is relevant to any attorney engaged in pro bono work.  The issues also are important to those employed by legal services provider organizations.


  • Vanessa Batters-Thompson, Managing Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Saul Jay Singer, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel
  • Hope C. Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel

Fees: 89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

Co-sponsor: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates! For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488


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Saul Singer, D.C. Bar Ethics Counsel

Hope Todd, D.C. Bar Ethics Counsel

Vanessa Batters-Thompson, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center