Landlord/Tenant Practice and Rent Control in the District of Columbia: 2-Part Series

  • 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.

Join us for a two-part series on Landlord/Tenant Practice and Rent Control in the District of Columbia. Session one will be held on Tuesday, November 5. Session two will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Each session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center.

This two-part training series is 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
  • Public and Subsidized Housing Issues
  • Eviction Procedures
  • Complaints, Pleadings and Pre?trial Procedure
  • Rent Control
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations. No particular expertise is required, but all volunteers must attend this training before participating. This training is appropriate for attorneys, attorney/ paralegal teams and law students doing clinical work.

Pro bono training sessions are not MCLE accredited.

This 2-part training series is offered to attorneys for $25.00, and to paralegals for $15.00. This training is free for legal services provider employees. Please click here to register.

The two-part Landlord/Tenant Training is presented by: Archdiocesan Legal Network, Bread for the City, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, DC Law Students in Court, Legal Aid Society of D.C., Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; with support from the D.C. Affairs, Litigation, and the Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Sections of the D.C. Bar.