Events

May 2, 2018
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to join Children's Law Center for a housing conditions training and learn about how excessive mold, pest infestation, and other housing conditions pose hazards to children with asthma and allergies. This training will feature Jeremy Kern, MD from Children's National Health System. Please join us to learn how you can advocate for these families and improve children's health. Participants will receive a copy of our housing conditions training materials and manual. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of our manual, please register here.
May 17, 2018
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. Attorneys make a real difference in the life of a child when taking on one of these cases. Please join us to learn more! Participants will receive an updated free copy of Children's Law Center’s Custody Guardian Ad Litem Training Manual on CD. A light lunch will be served. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of our manual, please register.
May 24, 2018
Please join Lauren Birzon Harriman, Senior Attorney at Children’s Law Center, and Vanessa Batters-Thompson, Managing Attorney at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center, for a lively discussion about the challenges and best practices for interacting with unrepresented parties.  This training will feature relevant ethical considerations, recommendations on effective communication and negotiation with pro se parties, and practical guidance on courtroom advocacy when the opposing party is not represented.  Although this training will focus on family law practice, the principles will be helpful across a bro
June 6, 2018
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to join Children's Law Center for a special education training and learn about representing parents and caregivers of children with special education needs. Participants will receive a copy of our special education training materials and manual. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of our training manual, please register here. Learn more about pro bono work with Children's Law Center.