Training for Volunteer Lawyers

PBRC coordinates live and webcast training programs for volunteer lawyers in a variety of substantive law areas in exchange for a pro bono commitment.  Most courses are suitable for beginners.  Free and discounted slots for a selection of MSBA CLE courses are also available through PBRC.

LIVE TRAININGS

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WEBCAST TRAININGS

PBRC records live trainings and offers them to volunteer lawyers as on-demand webcast trainings in exchange for a pro bono commitment. Courses are currently available in the subject areas listed below. In some subject areas, courses are available in basic and advanced levels or multiple courses exist. Click on a course title to register for or learn more about the course.

Consumer Bankruptcy
>     Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7
>     Bankruptcy & Foreclosure in Maryland: Chapter 13 Basics & Navigating Foreclosure Issues in Bankruptcy

Consumer Protection/Debt Defense
>     Civil Practice and Procedure in Maryland’s District Courts (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Consumers in District Court: Identifying Defenses and Affirmative Claims (REGISTER NOW)
>     Credit Reporting, Repair & Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence (REGISTER NOW)
>     Consumer Protection & Strategies in Debtor Advocacy (REGISTER NOW)

Copyrights
>     Copyright & Art

Criminal Record Expungement
>    Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland (REGISTER NOW)
>    Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics (Open to law students, paralegals, JDs, & other advocates.)
(REGISTER NOW)

Domestic Violence Advocacy
>     Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors (REGISTER NOW)
>     Credit Reporting, Repair & Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence (REGISTER NOW)

Estate Planning 
>     Estate Planning Basics for Low Income Seniors (REGISTER NOW)

Family
>     Family Law: Basics and Beyond (REGISTER NOW)

Foreclosure Prevention
>     Foreclosure Prevention Basics: What You Need to Know to Assist Struggling Homeowners (REGISTER NOW)
>     Foreclosure and Loss Mitigation in a Post HAMP World (REGISTER NOW)
>     The New CFPB Regulations on Mortgage Foreclosures and Loan Servicing

Immigration
>     How to Interview Undocumented Immigrants & Identify Immigration Defenses (Prepares attorneys barred in any state to volunteer at Project clinics.) (REGISTER NOW)
>     Drafting Motions to Reopen Immigration Proceedings (REGISTER NOW)
>     Custody, Guardianship, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (Prepares Maryland-barred attorneys for the family court portion of a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case.)
>     Asylum Approved! How to Represent Asylum & Bond Seekers (Prepares attorneys barred in any state to take an Asylum case and provides insight on working in Baltimore immigration court.) (REGISTER NOW)
>     Immigration Relief for Vulnerable Populations (VAWA) (Prepares attorneys barred in any state to take a VAWA case.)
>     Interpret for Pro Bono Legal Services (Teaches non-attorney Spanish-speakers to interpret for legal services.)

Intake
>    Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics (Open to law students, paralegals, JDs, & other advocates.)
(REGISTER NOW)

Landlord-Tenant 
>     Advocating for Tenants in Baltimore City Rent Court (REGISTER NOW)
>     Civil Practice and Procedure in Maryland’s District Courts (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Tenants in Prince George’s County Rent Court (REGISTER NOW)

LGBTQ Advocacy
>     Name Change & Gender Identity Petitions: Representing Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Clients Effectively (REGISTER NOW)
>     LGBTQ Legal Issues-Family Law & Discrimination
>     Special Topics in LGBTQ Law

Litigation
>     Litigation Lunch & Learn Series
>>     Tips for getting social media evidence admitted at trial (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Witnesses at trial: Prep, direct, and cross witnesses to establish the elements of your case (REGISTER NOW)

Medicaid
>     Medicaid Fair Hearings: Appealing Medicaid Service Denials

Nonprofit 
>     Nonprofit Law (REGISTER NOW)

Property 
>     Untangling Titles: Navigating Title Transfers, Deed Issues, and Estate Administration

Special Education 
>     Special Education Law (REGISTER NOW)
>     Special Education Due Process Hearings (REGISTER NOW)

Tax Sale Prevention
>     Tax Sale Prevention in Baltimore City (Open to attorneys and housing counselors.) (REGISTER NOW)
>     Helping Homeowners Avoid Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in other counties in Maryland (Open to attorneys and housing counselors.) (REGISTER NOW)

Veterans Assistance
>     Veterans Benefits 101 (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Servicemembers in Discharge Upgrades (REGISTER NOW)
>     Serving MD’s Veterans: Common Civil Legal Issues & Volunteering for Maryland Legal Aid’s Joining Forces Project
>    Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics (Open to law students, paralegals, JDs, & other advocates.)
(REGISTER NOW)

Utility Bills
>     Utility Bill Basics (REGISTER NOW)

Youth Homelessness Advocacy
>     Youth Homelessness: What Lawyers Need to Know (webcast coming soon — REGISTER NOW)