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 rsvp@dcvlp.org. Thank you!

May 2017

Lunch & Learn: How to Advocate for Clients Receiving Child Support
May 2nd, 12:30-2PM, at DCVLP

Drawing on his years of experience at the DC Child Support Services Division, Assistant Attorney General Matthew LaFratta will provide answers to critical questions about child support. Learn what to do when the Office of the Attorney General intervenes in your client’s case; what the “pass-through” is and how to maximize it for your client; how to get help for a client who isn’t on benefits; and much more.

New Volunteer Training: Litigating Protection Order Cases for Domestic Violence Victims
May 4th, 10AM-2PM, at Morgan Lewis LLP 

Civil Protection Order (CPO) cases provide supervised in-court litigation experience in a short time frame, while helping ensure the immediate safety of a survivor and her children. Each case lasts just 8-12 days on average, and volunteers may sign up far in advance to represent a client on a certain hearing date, allowing busy attorneys to predict when they will need to be in court. This training provides an overview of the process for obtaining a CPO on behalf of domestic violence survivors. Topics include: dynamics of domestic violence, the Intra-Family Offenses Act, interviewing clients, obtaining evidence, and handling contested hearings.

June 2017

Lunch & Learn: Using Digital Evidence in Your Case
June 1st, 12:30-2PM at DCVLP

Alex Palacois – Technology Safety Specialist at the National Network to End Domestic Violence – will lead this training on the issues volunteers often face when handling digital evidence of domestic violence, such as threatening texts, phone stalking apps, social media messages, and more.

Online Trainings

If you would like to volunteer, but are unable to attend a live training for the volunteer opportunity of your choice, you are welcome to complete your training online. Please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org for more.

For more information, please contact Emilia Plater-Zyberk, Outreach & Volunteer Program Manager, at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org.