D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Landlord Tenant Practice in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series (Part 1)
- 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Bread for the City-Northwest Site, D.C. Law Students in Court Program
D.C. Bar Conference Center
- Source: Dist. of Columbia
- Training (non-CLE)
Shockingly, more than 90% of the tenant defendants in D.C.’s Landlord/Tenant Court routinely appear in court without counsel. Evictions lead to homelessness. With such high stakes, legal representation in landlord/tenant matters can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals and families.
These training sessions are designed to equip attorneys who have had little or no experience in landlord/tenant matters to competently and comfortably handle these matters for pro bono clients. The training will focus primarily on proceedings in the District of Columbia involving indigent or low-income families.
The Landlord Tenant training will cover:
• Overview of Landlord/Tenant Court
• Overview of Substantive Landlord and Tenant Law
• Complaints, Pleadings and Pre-trial Procedures
• Eviction Procedures
• Public and Subsidized Housing Issues
• Rent Control
• No particular expertise is required to participate
• Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations.
• This training is appropriate for attorneys, attorney/paralegal teams, and law students doing clinical work
*PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic or Housing Right to Counsel participants.
Stanley AugustinD.C. Bar Pro Bono Center2027802738
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