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

PRO BONO PROGRAM-ELIGIBLE MSBA & OTHER CLEs

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WEBCAST TRAININGS

PBRC records live trainings and offers them to volunteer lawyers as on-demand webcasts in exchange for a pro bono commitment. Courses are 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.
* Open to advocates who are not attorneys

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)

Copyright Law
>     Copyright & Art (REGISTER NOW)

Criminal Record Expungement
>    Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland (REGISTER NOW)
>    Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics* (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)
>     Drafting Life Estate Deeds for Baltimore 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)

Immigration
>     Immigration Legal Triage (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Immigrant Survivors: U Visas and Protections under VAWA (REGISTER NOW)
>     Drafting Motions to Reopen Immigration Proceedings (REGISTER NOW)
>     Custody, Guardianship, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Asylum-Seekers (REGISTER NOW)
>     Interpret for Pro Bono Legal Services* (REGISTER NOW)

Intake
>    Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics* (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 (REGISTER NOW)
>     Special Topics in LGBTQ Law (REGISTER NOW)

Litigation
>     Litigation Skills Lunch & Learn Series
>>     Avoiding Grievances & Other Pitfalls (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Developing & Using a Trial Notebook (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Prep & Direct a Witness (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Strategies for written discovery (interrogatories, requests for admission, requests for production of documents)  (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Tips for getting social media evidence admitted at trial (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Tips for the trial lawyer considering an appeal (Successfully noting an appeal for the trial court) (REGISTER NOW)
>>     Witnesses & Exhibits at District Court (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 (REGISTER NOW)

Nonprofit 
>     Advising New Nonprofits & Community Organizations in Maryland* (REGISTER NOW)

Property 
>    Untangling Titles: Navigating Title Transfers, Deed Issues, and Estate Administration (REGISTER NOW)

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)
>     Handling Tax Sale Cases: Practice Tips & Perspectives from the Magistrate’s Office (REGISTER NOW)

Veterans Assistance
>     Veterans Benefits 101 (REGISTER NOW)
>     Veterans Benefits: Developing Personal and Witness Statements* (REGISTER NOW)
>     Representing Servicemembers in Discharge Upgrades (REGISTER NOW)
>     Volunteering at Criminal Record Expungement & Veterans Legal Clinics* (REGISTER NOW)

Utility Bills
>     Utility Bill Basics (REGISTER NOW)

Youth Homelessness Advocacy
>     Youth Homelessness: What Lawyers Need to Know* (REGISTER NOW)