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Tzedek DC Debt Collection Defense Pro Bono Training

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Tzedek DC
  • zoom
  • Bankruptcy

Debt collection practices are shaped by decades of oppressive policies that target persons of color. Debt is not only an economic issue, but a civil rights issue. As the DC moratorium ends and pandemic protections are reduced, a tidal wave of collections cases are coming for DC community members with low incomes who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic.

Join Tzedek DC October 21 at noon to learn about our work, the need in District for legal help, and the nuts and bolts of taking a case. This presentation overviews the steps that are taken at Tzedek DC from client intake to trial in D.C. Superior Court, including crucial information regarding debt collection law, statements of claim, and specific statutes of limitations. Additionally, we will outline the assignment process for pro bono volunteers at Tzedek DC and additional aid that can be given to clients. See a matter through from intake to completion in about a total of 15 hours (on average) over a few months. Currently, all court appearances are remote.

Sign up through our website at or email Raphy Gendler RG [at]