D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Health Care Access Project Training

  • Consumer

The Health Care Access Project Training prepares attorneys to handle cases through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program's Health Care Access Project and will cover advocacy strategies for consumers with no health insurance, public health benefits or private insurance who have medical debt and/or are being denied insurance coverage for treatment; enforcing consumer protections under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act; and determining when bankruptcy may be a consumer's best option.

This program is appropriate for attorneys and attorney/paralegal teams (paralegals must attend with an attorney). Attorneys must be admitted to practice in the highest court of any state and must be willing to file a certificate saying that the attorney is providing representation without compensation. Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations. Pro bono training sessions are not MCLE-accredited.

Cost: $25 for attorneys; $15 for paralegals

Please click here to register.

Please see the attached documents for further information about the training and the Health Care Access Project.

For further questions about the Health Care Access Project, please e-mail Laura Rinaldi. For further information about the Pro Bono Program's Training Program, please click here or contact Ally Amerson at (202) 737-4700, extension 3360.