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Welcome to the Bankruptcy Practice Area of!

Join this site if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty representing low income and disadvantaged clients.

Last year, over 850 petitions were filed by consumers in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia. A significant portion of those were pro se petitions filed by low-income and working-poor individuals... the very ones who could most benefit from counsel.

The Bankruptcy Practice Area of guides and supports volunteer attorneys to represent low-income and working-poor individuals from their initial interviews through to their final discharges; including preparation of their Chapter 7 petitions, defense or preparation of any adversarial matters, preparation and attendance at the 341 Meeting of Creditors, and post-discharge counseling.


D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Seeks Training & Outreach Program Specialist

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is looking to hire a Training & Outreach Program Specialist. This is a non-attorney position. The individual filling this position will be responsible for organizing and marketing training programs for volunteer attorneys providing pro bono legal services to Center clients, as well as non-profit and small business clients of the Center.

We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Thank you for sharing the job announcement widely.

Please note that you must upload your cover letter and resume as a single document when submitting it online.

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Just click "Join this Area" on the left tool bar and complete the registration form. You should be admitted within 24 hours.

What's in the Library?

  • Training Manuals
  • Model Pleadings
  • Forms for Voluntary Petition
  • U.S. Code - Title 11
  • Local Rules
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Important Links

Participating Organizations:

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Wiley Rein LLP

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Geographic Host:

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center