Volunteer Lawyer Events Calendar

Welcome to our Volunteer Lawyer Events Calendar! If you are – or would like to be – a volunteer, you are welcome to attend our events. Please RSVP by emailing Cassandra Hetherington at chetherington@dcvlp.org. Thank you!

Fall 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Meeting: Bring Your Lunch & Learn About Volunteer Opportunities at DCVLP

Thursday, September 13th, 12:00PM-1:30PM, Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

DCVLP offers to all volunteers: comprehensive training programs, live and online; mentorship by an experienced supervising attorney, who reviews all written work and accompanies the volunteer to court; access to an extensive resource library, including sample pleadings; administrative support; malpractice insurance; and more. Please RSVP!

DC SUPERIOR COURT TOURS: Please RSVP!
*Thursday, September 20th, 9:00AM-10:00AM
*Thursday, October 4th, 12:30PM-1:30PM
*Tuesday, October 23rd, 12:30PM-1:30PM

TRAININGS:

Providing a Voice for Children: Guardian Ad Litem 
Tuesday, October 9th, 10:00AM-3:00PM
This training will prepare attorneys to serve as court-appointed guardians ad litem for children in high-conflict custody cases involving serious risk factors, such as parental drug abuse or domestic violence in the home. Topics include: the role of a guardian ad litem; custody law and practice; domestic violence and child abuse/neglect; best practices for investigation, including interviewing children and parents; ethical issues in representing child clients; and identifying social services. Please RSVP!

Keeping Victims Safe: Litigating Family Law Cases 
Thursday, October 11th, 9:30AM-3:00PM
This training will prepare attorneys to serve as court-appointed guardians ad litem for children in high-conflict custody cases involving serious risk factors, such as parental drug abuse or domestic violence in the home. Topics include: the role of a guardian ad litem; custody law and practice; domestic violence and child abuse/neglect; best practices for investigation, including interviewing children and parents; ethical issues in representing child clients; and identifying social services. Please RSVP!

Fighting for Survivors: Litigating Civil Protection Orders
Tuesday, October 16th, 9:30AM-3:00PM
This training will prepare you to represent domestic violence victims in court and help them and their children find immediate safety from abuse. Volunteers gain supervised litigation experience in a short time: on average, each case lasts just 2-3 weeks. Please RSVP!

Volunteer Happy Hour!
Come join staff and fellow volunteers for a community happy hour in honor of National Pro Bono Week and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We thank you for all you do and hope to see you on Thursday, October 25th, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Mission Restaurant, 1606 20th Street NW. Please RSVP!

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Cassandra Hetherington, Volunteer Coordinator, at chetherington@dcvlp.org.