Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

The Marshall-Brennan program needs volunteers to help with their Karchmer Regional Competition where students from local high schools will participate in a moot court argument!! We are looking for first year law students to help work with the program on Saturday, November 14th. The hours worked will also count towards the Pro Bono pledge!! If you are interested in participating in the program next year this is a great way to see what Marshall-Brennan is all about!

If you are interested in helping please contact Julie Bollettieri at!

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Trainings

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center would like to invite you to join our training sessions for attorneys and attorney/paralegal teams interested in Landlord and Tenant, Family, Probate and Bankruptcy Law, and Veterans’ Benefits. Our training sessions will prepare you to accept pro bono assignments from the D.C. Bar Pro bono Center and our sponsoring legal services providers.

Family Court Self-Help Volunteer Training Session

Friday, November 13th, 9:00AM-1:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

Probate Resource Center Training Session 

Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 

Friday, December 4th, 9:00AM-5:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

Central American Minors Program (CAM) Workshop with the Catholic Charities

Volunteer at the Central American Minors Program (CAM) Workshop with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington Migration and Refugee Services (MRS)

Saturday, December 5th, 9:00AM McLean Bible Church Prince William Campus (10002 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109)  

CAM is the Central American Minors program, which provides certain qualified children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras alternative to the dangerous journey that many children have tried to make on their own. At MRS’s program alone, there is currently a waitlist of over 300 parents whose children might be qualified for the CAM program but need assistance with the application process. It is imperative that these applications be filled as quickly as possible as many children are in mortal danger because of gang violence in these countries. To help parents register, fill out applications and manage the workshop floor email

DC Pro Bono Week

See Schedule of Events and additional information here

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Family Outreach and Hypothermia Training

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Family Outreach and Hypothermia Training 

The Homeless Family Outreach Project relies on volunteers to reach out to families who have no safe place to sleep at night who are seeking emergency shelter. By circulating flyers and speaking one-on-one with families at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE), volunteers advise families of the right to shelter and other important rights during hypothermic or severe weather conditions. Volunteers must attend a training before volunteering.

Wednesday, October 28th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Room 402

Register on Careerlink

Workers’ Rights Clinics training

Join the IRC on Saturday, November 7 for a training with the Employment Justice Center (EJC) to prepare volunteers for their Workers’ Rights Clinics. Volunteers should be able to commit to 1 clinic per month. Spanish and Amharic-speakers needed, but there is no language requirement.

This training will prepare volunteers for any of EJC’s 3 Workers’ Rights Clinics: every Wednesday from 6-9pm at Bread For the City’s NW office, and every other Friday (12-4pm) and Saturday (10am-1pm).

Volunteers will conduct legal intake with low-income workers to assess their eligibility to make workers’ compensation and other employment claims. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on legal experience working with clients and seasoned employment attorneys, give back to the low-income immigrant community, and gain hours toward your Pro Bono Pledge.

Training for Workers’ Rights Clinic, Employment Justice Center

Saturday, November 7


MLK Library (901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Please email me directly at if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions. You must register in advance of the training.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless New Volunteer Training

We welcome any attorneys or attorney-paralegal teams interested in increasing access to justice while learning more about shelter, housing, and public benefits law. The core of the Legal Clinic’s work is the representation of individuals low-and no-income clients through a network of over 250 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. After attending a New Volunteer Training, volunteers obtain clients at one of seven intake sites run by the Legal Clinic at meal programs, health clinics, and day programs throughout the District. Our intake sessions last for one hour and, on average, about 3-5 clients attend each intake. Attendance is required for all new volunteers. To RSVP contact the Legal Clinic’s volunteer coordinator

Wednesday, October 7th, 11:45AM-4:00PM, Steptoe & Johnson(1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW)

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) Veterans’ Needs Project 

NLSP Attorneys will conduct a training and information session on Tuesday, September 22,  12PM-1PM, AUWCL Room 524 on their new project involving administration of a veterans needs survey to assess problems that homeless and other low-income veterans face in conjunction with their legal service needs. The survey and research is being conducted by a coalition of lawyers and law students in the area to help meet the legal needs of homeless and low-income veterans. The project’s goal is to assess needs in order to provide free legal assistance to veterans on issues of importance to them in convenient locations. 

To attend the training student must submit a request to, indicating their interest in the project. Deadline to email is Monday, September 21st.