Public Benefits Training: Eligibility for Public Health Insurance in D.C.

Join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health) and Jennifer Mezey (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) for an overview of who is eligible for and how to keep public health insurance (Medicare/QMB, Medicaid, D.C. Healthcare Alliance, and financial assistance for individual/family plan options on D.C. Health Link-D.C.’s state health insurance exchange).  In addition to learning about eligibility and practical tips on applying and re-certifying, Erin and Jennifer will also share common situations consumers face and practice tips to resolve them. Click here to register and to RSVP. 

Children’s Law Center Custody Guardian ad Litem Training

Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. Participants will receive a copy of our custody guardian ad litem training materials and manual. A light lunch will be served. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of the Children’s Law Center manual, please register here. 

Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program

The Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program(VAN) is an opportunity for compassionate attorneys with family law experience and good active listening skills to enhance familial stability by facilitating communication and using negotiation skills to resolve issues. It is a very meaningful way of giving back to the community in which we work and/or live. Family law and mediation experience is required. Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

Cash Assistance for Families in Need Training

Join Curt Campbell and Carolyn Rumer (both of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) to discuss two critical safety net benefits available to some District residents: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps). In addition to tips on how to apply for TANF and/or SNAP, program rules, and how to escalate common issues your clients may face, Curt and Carolyn will also briefly discuss systemic policy issues related to both programs. Click here for more information and to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Percich, Training and Volunteer Specialist, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.


D.C. Bar’s Candidate Forum

On May 1 the D.C. Bar will hold a candidate forum to give members the opportunity to meet and hear directly from colleagues running for leadership positions for the 2019–2020 term.

President-elect candidates Geoffrey M. Klineberg and Charles C. Lemley will speak about their vision for the Bar, including their priorities during their term if elected. The president-elect serves for one year before becoming president, continuing in office for a third year as immediate past president.

Klineberg is a partner at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., where he focuses on administrative law and appellate litigation, representing clients in matters before the Federal Communications Commission as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal district and appellate courts. Lemley is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, where he represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, primarily professional liability coverage and malpractice litigation in federal and state courts.

At the forum, attendees also will get the chance to get to know the candidates for the Bar’s Board of Governors, as well as those running for seats in the ABA House of Delegates, including one for under 36. Additionally, nominees for the D.C. Bar Communities’ Steering Committees will be on hand to meet and mingle with members.

The D.C. Bar’s 2019 general and Communities elections opens on Tuesday, April 30. Voting will be exclusively online this year. The Bar will set up voting stations during the candidate forum to allow members to vote onsite. The last day to vote is Friday, May 24.

The candidate forum takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the D.C. Bar headquarters, 901 4th Street NW. Food and entertainment will be provided. To RSVP, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.