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.


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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.


The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney. The Managing Attorney plans and oversees legal clinics and other projects for the Pro Bono Center to deliver pro bono legal information, advice and representation to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia. The Managing Attorney has substantive expertise in consumer and/or bankruptcy law. This position supervises a Program Specialist and Senior Administrative Assistant. The Managing Attorney reports to the Assistant Director, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.
Interested individuals must submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and two writing samples. Click here to apply.

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