October 02, 2023

Pro Bono TrainingCatholic Law's continued dedication to pro bono opportunities is highlighted by the Fall 2023 Pro Bono Training Sessions for Law Students. Catholic Law has partnered with other D.C. area law schools and several non-profit groups to bring these training sessions to our law students.

Are you a law student in Washington, D.C., looking to get more involved with pro bono work but unsure how to get started? Eager for practical training you put to good use? Want to learn more about opportunities with local legal service providers? Please register for a series of virtual pro bono project trainings and information sessions!

If students missed the first session, here is a recording with Christian Legal Aid of DC:

And here are a few follow-up notes from CLADC:
  • CLADC volunteer opportunities are open to first years. 
  • For students who are planning to take the NY bar and need the certification, CLADC will sign a NY Affidavit of Compliance.
Please direct questions about CLADC-specific work to the info address above. Please contact Catholic Law's pro bono administrator at jobs@law.edu for any school pro bono program-specific or Pro Bono Training questions.

  • Tuesday, October 3 • Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIR)
    CAIR Coalition is a non-profit striving to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation in the Capital Region and beyond. Volunteers support this mission by staffing our Detention Hotline M-F 9am-5pm, helping detainees access legal services, connecting callers with our staff;   follow-up messages relating to individual cases. Volunteers may also participate in our interpretation and translation services, documents, letters, and declarations, declaration read-backs and evaluations.

  • Wednesday, Ocober 4 • DC Pro Bono Center
    The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center hosts training sessions for attorneys, paralegals, and law students who wish to undertake probono assignments from thePro Bono Center or other legal services providers in the District of Columbia. The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center transforms lives by providing free legal assistance to individuals, nonprofit organizations and small businesses through volunteer lawyers.