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)
  • Housing

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

Important Information:

• 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.